Norwood Teague, former VCU AD, sends ‘truly inappropriate texts,’ will seek alcohol abuse treatment

Posted at 12:16 PM, Aug 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-07 12:16:31-04

MINNEAPOLIS — When VCU athletic director Norwood Teague left Richmond for the same job at the University of Minnesota in 2012, it was viewed as an opportunity for him to replicate his success on a bigger stage — the Big 10. Teague resigned Friday, amid reports of sexually harassment at work, the Star Tribune reported.

“Norwood’s resignation follows the report of two recent incidents of sexual harassment of two non-student University employees,” University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler wrote in a letter to the university community.

Teague read a statement to a Minnesota television station.

“At a recent University event, I had entirely too much to drink. I behaved badly towards nice people and sent truly inappropriate texts. I’m embarrassed and I apologize to everyone involved,” he said.

Teague said he would seek treatment for alcohol abuse.

During his time in Richmond, Teague hired two head men’s basketball coaches. Both Anthony Grant and Shaka Smart led the Rams to NCAA appearances with Smart taking his team all the way to the Final Four in 2011.