Posted: 2/2/2013 10:06 AM
Texas athletics director DeLoss Dodds just released the following statement:
“Major Applewhite engaged in inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student one time during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl activities. After learning of his behavior later that month, I took immediate action to review the situation. We promptly initiated an inquiry with assistance from the university’s Legal Affairs office and other units outside of Athletics. Major admitted his inappropriate conduct and he was disciplined. In determining appropriate discipline, we analyze the facts and circumstances surrounding the behavior and its relation to job responsibilities. Major fully accepted his discipline, including counseling. We have high standards for behavior and expect our staff and coaches to adhere to them in all aspects of their lives. I believe that the appropriate discipline was taken in this case.”Is this tied to the shakedown that UT faced a couple of years ago?
Posted: 2/2/2013 10:33 AM
Posted: 2/2/2013 10:40 AM
anbosu wrote: I'm not sure - I can't figure out why this is news.
Posted: 2/2/2013 10:41 AM
Posted: 2/2/2013 10:42 AM
NorfolkVaTiger wrote: anbosu wrote: I'm not sure - I can't figure out why this is news.It was four years ago, and dealt with at the time. It may be news now because it's being investigated again at Texas and it's possible additional punishment could be imposed on Applewhite. I guess the board of directors or some similar group was never told about this back when it happened. Cooper can probably fill in the details of the current implications.
Posted: 2/2/2013 10:43 AM
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coopercougar wrote: anbosu wrote: I'm not sure - I can't figure out why this is news.It's not but DeLoss is probably trying to get out ahead of a legal issue involving our long-time (and very successful) women's track coach who was "forced out" of her job recently after it was learned she had 10 years ago had a similar relationship with an adult student. The cases are somewhat different because the department knew about Major soon after it happened and he complied with the university's policy on such relationships while coach Kearney kept her relationship secret for a decade and did not comply with those policies. Still, our women's athletic director has some legal issues on her hands because of coach Kearney and I think DeLoss is doing everything he can to avoid that headache.
Posted: 2/2/2013 10:46 AM
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trinitytex wrote: And I believe there was a decent sized sexual harassment case settled with the UT Athletics Department not too long ago as well (not related to either one of these two cases).
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:40 PM
BarryW34 wrote: major isn't even 30 yet is he? so he was shacking up with a young one. good for him. Unless he is married or forced him self on her. then bad news
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:49 PM
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Chidragon wrote: Cooper - refresh my memory: I'm pretty sure Major was married then... was his wife very pregnant at the time? Or is that just an internet rumor?
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Taribor wrote: so a dude in his 20's boned an 'of age' college girl who wasn't being coached, tutored, or supervised by him. Stunning.
Posted: 2/2/2013 5:32 PM
colloid wrote: The statement never mentioned it was a woman.
Posted: 2/2/2013 8:37 PM
BuckeyeDaJuiceMan wrote: Texas should be stripped of that bowl win, 1 year bowl ban and scholly reducts. I mean after all sleeping with a women gives you just as much of a competitive advantage as free tats.
No (more) conference expansion!
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