Sept 3 2011; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite speaks with right guard Thomas Ashcraft (79) prior to a game against the Rice Owls at Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: Major Applewhite Involved In Inappropriate Behavior With Student


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This just in from Mike Finger, he is reporting on Twitter that Major Applewhite had inappropriate contact with an adult student from the University of Texas during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Here is his tweets from tonight.


 


Barking Carnival is also reporting that an emergency UT Board of Regents meeting has been called. Here is the the story from Barking Carnival and here is the document from the UT Board of Regents.

Sources are indicating that the meeting will be held on Sunday with the University of Texas lawyers and Applewhite’s attorney to be present. With the University taking a lot of heat from the Bev Kearney scandal and her dismissal so I think the university is trying to save face her and make sure they have as little liability as possible in that pending lawsuit. We’ll update this page if we learn more.

10:35PM UPDATE:

This was tweeted out my Mike Finger:


10:55pm Update:

Here is the full statement from the University Of Texas:

 

In a statement released by the school, Athletic Director Deloss Dodds said: “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.”

The school also released a statement from Major Applewhite that read: “Several years ago, I made a regretful decision resulting in behavior that was totally inappropriate. It was a one-time occurrence and was a personal matter. Shortly after it occurred, I discussed the situation with DeLoss Dodds. I was upfront and took full responsibility for my actions. This is and was resolved four years ago with the University. Through counsel I have worked with my wife and the incident is behind us. I am regretful for my mistake and humbled by this experience. I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment it has caused my friends, family, and the University. I appreciate all of them. I’ve learned and grown from this and look forward to my work at Texas.”

 

 

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