Former VCU AD resigns from Minn. after inappropriate texts

Former VCU AD resigns from Minn. after inappropriate texts

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Former VCU Athletic Director Norwood Teague resigned his post at the University of Minnesota on Friday, according to the university.

In a statement to KARE-TV, he cited a recent incident in which he sent inappropriate text messages while drunk as the reason for his resignation.

"After careful and painful consideration, I've decided to leave the University of Minnesota," the statement reads. "At a recent university event, I had entirely too much to drink. I behaved badly towards nice people and sent truly inappropriate texts."

Teague apologized for his actions and said he would get help with his alcohol issues.

Teague left VCU to take the Minnesota athletics director job in 2012. He spent six years at VCU, during which the en's basketball program came to prominence.

University President Eric Kaler accepted the resignation, effective immediately.

"To be clear, sexual harassment will not be tolerated at the University of Minnesota and I sincerely regret that our employees experienced this behavior. The University has an explicit policy and a strong code of conduct that articulates our standards. Ensuring a healthy learning, working and living environment for all in our University community is very important," Kaler wrote.

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