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Texas OC Major Applewhite disciplined for 'inappropriate consensual behavior'

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06:17 AM ET 02.02 | Longhorns' assistant football coach Major Applewhite "engaged in inappropriate consensual behavior with an adult student one time during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl activities" and was disciplined for it, Texas men's athletic director DeLoss Dodds said in a statement Friday night. Dodds' statement was released by the university at about the same time a statement was released by Applewhite, currently the Longhorns' offensive co-coordinator and quarterbacks coach, in which he acknowledged making "a regretful decision resulting in behavior that was totally inappropriate." The release of the statements came about a month after Longhorns women's track and field coach Bev Kearney's forced resignation after UT learned of a consensual relationship she had with an adult student-athlete that began in 2002 and ended in 2003. Applewhite, the former UT quarterback, was the Longhorns' assistant head coach and running backs coach when Texas defeated Ohio State in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. In his statement, Dodds said he learned of Applewhite's situation shortly after the bowl game and "took immediate action to review the situation." In a Feb., 2009 letter from Dodds to Applewhite, released Friday night by Applewhite, Dodds said Applewhite's salary would be frozen until Jan. 1, 2010. Meanwhile, the UT System Board of Regents has scheduled a rare Sunday meeting by telephone to discuss a number of items in closed session.

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February 2, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Nice! What a great choice for OC. The rest of the B12/10/9/10/9/10 says to keep up the good work, Mack!

February 2, 2013  09:33 AM ET

So did he bang a cheerleader, or a student trainer???

February 2, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So did he bang a cheerleader, or a student trainer???

And was it a male or female???? :-)

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February 2, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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I think Major should be congratulated for getting a beautiful Texas Coed to sleep with him. great job Major.

How do you know that he/she was beautiful???? Might have been an ex Texas A&M male cheerleader!!! :-)

February 2, 2013  11:26 AM ET

I was looking forward to Major calling the plays on O. Now I guess I'll have to wait and see. The good news is that Harsin is already gone.

February 2, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Now

February 2, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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I was looking forward to Major calling the plays on O. Now I guess I'll have to wait and see. The good news is that Harsin is already gone.

Dr, I'm just wondering why this "inappropriate consensual behavior by Major Applewhite", didn't come out four years ago???

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February 2, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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Dr, I'm just wondering why this "inappropriate consensual behavior by Major Applewhite", didn't come out four years ago???

I think he followed protocol by reporting it to his boss shortly after it happened 4 years ago and the matter was handled internally. The fact that the news media is just now finding out doesn't mean it was a kept secret.

February 2, 2013  12:19 PM ET
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I think he followed protocol by reporting it to his boss shortly after it happened 4 years ago and the matter was handled internally. The fact that the news media is just now finding out doesn't mean it was a kept secret.

Good point, but what puzzles me is that, four years later, Texas men???s athletic director DeLoss made the statement about Major Applewhite?? Seems to me that it would have been better, had it came out 4 years ago. Now it really sounds "fishy"!!

February 2, 2013  12:21 PM ET
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Good point, but what puzzles me is that, four years later, Texas men???s athletic director DeLoss made the statement about Major Applewhite?? Seems to me that it would have been better, had it came out 4 years ago. Now it really sounds "fishy"!!

There's always room for one more conspiracy theorist in Roswell NM. Booked your flight yet?

February 2, 2013  12:23 PM ET

OT I forgot the :)

February 2, 2013  12:30 PM ET
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OT I forgot the :)

LOL, I know you were kidding!!! :-)

February 2, 2013  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Good point, but what puzzles me is that, four years later, Texas men???s athletic director DeLoss made the statement about Major Applewhite?? Seems to me that it would have been better, had it came out 4 years ago. Now it really sounds "fishy"!!

Serious answer to your question:

it might have something to do with Bev Kearney and Cleave Bryant who were fired for sexual misconduct. Bev and Cleave didn't report their misconduct they were found out via investigation after repeated occurrences... but Bev and Cleave are African American and you know how lawyers are. Maybe a lawsuit is forthcoming?

February 2, 2013  12:45 PM ET
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Serious answer to your question:it might have something to do with Bev Kearney and Cleave Bryant who were fired for sexual misconduct. Bev and Cleave didn't report their misconduct they were found out via investigation after repeated occurrences... but Bev and Cleave are African American and you know how lawyers are. Maybe a lawsuit is forthcoming?

Hmm??? I'm still confused. So if you reprot a "sexual misconduct" then it's okay and if you don't then you get fired????? Applewhite's salary was frozen, does that mean he got his full salary later??

February 2, 2013  12:52 PM ET
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Serious answer to your question:it might have something to do with Bev Kearney and Cleave Bryant who were fired for sexual misconduct. Bev and Cleave didn't report their misconduct they were found out via investigation after repeated occurrences... but Bev and Cleave are African American and you know how lawyers are. Maybe a lawsuit is forthcoming?

There was a case at Boeing (I'm retired from Boeing), years ago that they caught a man and woman in a closet (sexual misconduct) during their lunch hour, there was no rules stated at that time against what a person could do in private place during your free time, so they got away with it with just a warning!!!

February 2, 2013  12:58 PM ET
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Hmm??? I'm still confused. So if you reprot a "sexual misconduct" then it's okay and if you don't then you get fired????? Applewhite's salary was frozen, does that mean he got his full salary later??

Handbook written in 2001 spells out the protocol for situations like these and it sounds like Applewhite followed it.

I have no idea about his salary.

My Roswell Conspiracy Theory: Kearney was fired less than 2 months ago. My suspicion is Dodds and Applewhite released statements now rather than have it come out in a possible discrimination lawsuit.

Bad timing to say the least - 5 days before NSD. Applewhite is a heck of a recruiter and our 2013 class has some great OL prospects which we haven't seen in some time.

February 2, 2013  01:09 PM ET
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Bad timing to say the least - 5 days before NSD. Applewhite is a heck of a recruiter and our 2013 class has some great OL prospects which we haven't seen in some time.

I agree, Applewhite is a heck of a recruiter and I sure hope it doesn't affect this years and future recruits!!

 
February 2, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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Serious answer to your question:it might have something to do with Bev Kearney and Cleave Bryant who were fired for sexual misconduct. Bev and Cleave didn't report their misconduct they were found out via investigation after repeated occurrences... but Bev and Cleave are African American and you know how lawyers are. Maybe a lawsuit is forthcoming?

Oh yeah, they will have to get rid of Major since they got rid of her.

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