According to various media outlets Texas Longhorns OC Major Applewhite engaged in “inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student” while at the 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
It is unclear why this is currently coming to light in the media reporting. Nonetheless, it is currently in the cycle.
"Several years ago, I made a regretful decision resulting in behavior that was totally inappropriate,” Applewhite said in a statement. “It was a one-time occurrence and was a personal matter.”
AD DeLoss Dodds:
“Major Applewhite engaged in inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student one time during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl activities. After learning of his behavior later that month, 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 andcoaches to adhere to them in all aspects of their lives. I believe that the appropriate discipline was taken in this case.”