Report: Minnesota athletics official broke harassment policy

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MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents met behind closed doors Thursday, one day after a television station reported that an official in the athletic department had violated the school's sexual harassment policy.

Regents chairman Dean Johnson plans to answer media questions later Thursday. The official accused of the violation was not in the office and didn't return messages left by The Associated Press.

KSTP-TV reported Wednesday that the official was investigated by the university's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. KSTP says an email from university officials to regents says that the investigation found the official sexually harassed another athletic department employee.

In 2015, Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague resigned after two employees claimed he sexually harassed them. His deputy, Mike Ellis, also resigned after unspecified complaints against him.

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