According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague resigned Friday after reportedly sexually harassing two female university employees at a recent university-sponsored event.
On Friday, Teague acknowledged his actions and admitted substance abuse issues in a text message to members of the media.
“At a recent university event, I had entirely too much to drink,” Teague wrote in the text. “I behaved badly toward nice people, including sending truly inappropriate texts. I am embarrassed and apologize for my offensive behavior. This behavior neither reflects my true character nor the values of the university.
“I am extremely proud of our accomplishments during my tenure here, and I don’t want my personal life to impact the university’s reputation. I have taken immediate steps to obtain help with my alcohol issues, and I take full responsibility for my actions.”
University president Eric Kaler subsequently named deputy athletic director Beth Goetz interim AD.