Major Applewhite admits to inappropriate relationship with student

Major Applewhite admits to inappropriate relationship with student

Major Applewhite admits to inappropriate relationship with student

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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 11:54 PM

AUSTIN -- According to the University of Texas student-run newspaper The Daily Texan, UT offensive coordinator Major Applewhite admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a student in 2009.

Applewhite released the following statement to The Daily Texan Friday regarding the affair:

"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."

In his statement Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said the affair was a one time occurrence during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl activities.

"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," Dodds wrote in his statement.

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