Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague resigned from the University on Friday, after it was revealed that he sent inappropriate texts to two non-student university employees two weeks ago, according to KARE 11 News.

University president Eric W. Kahler accepted Teague’s resignation, effective immediately, the school announced.

“I had too much to drink and sent inappropriate texts…I will be seeking help for my alcohol use…and reevaluating my life and my career,” Teague read in a written statement to KARE11 News. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I want to take stock in the way I’m living my life and get professional help.”

Teague has served as athletic director at Minnesota since April 2012, coming over from VCU, where he was responsible for Shaka Smart landing that job.

President Kahler sent out a release to Minnesota staff as well, detailing Teague’s resignation.

Teague will reportedly seek treatment for alcoholism as well.

By Glenn Erby


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