Former Athletic Director Failed to Disclose Prior Complaint
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota says former athletic director Norwood Teague failed to disclose that he was facing a gender discrimination complaint at the time he was recruited and hired.
Teague resigned earlier this month after he was accused of sexually harassing two university administrators. The university hired Parker Executive Search in 2012 to find an athletic director and check the backgrounds of leading candidates.
Parker asked the candidates to disclose any potential issues of controversy or concern. Teague signed a statement saying no such issues existed.
The search failed to reveal that the women's basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, Beth Cunningham, filed a complaint against Teague when he was athletic director there. VCU paid Cunningham $125,000 to settle the complaint in 2012.