UT associate AD fired for sexual harassment

An ESPN "Outside the Lines" investigation learned that University of Texas football coach Mack Brown's longtime associate athletic director for football operations was dismissed from the university last March because a university investigation determined he made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a female administrative assistant over a two-year period.

You can read the full report here from OTL's Steve Delsohn.

Cleve Bryant, who oversaw numerous daily activities for the Longhorns, including game-day-operations, team travel and recruiting weekends, was fired after a university investigator determined "that Mr. Bryant did sexually harass" the staffer and that "the harassment was likely both verbal and physical."

"Outside the Lines" obtained documents from the university's investigation that followed a sexual harassment complaint filed by Rachel Arena, a then 24-year-old football department employee who had graduated from Texas in 2008.

The documents include Arena's formal complaint, interviews with Bryant and Arena conducted by attorneys and school officials, and an investigator's conclusion and recommendations to university president William Powers.

The full allegations from Arena are listed in the report.

Bryant is married, but denied all the allegations in his interviews. Through his lawyer, he declined an ESPN interview on Thursday.

Bryant appealed his firing, but it's unclear where that appeal stands because university officials would not discuss any aspects of this story.

"The university chooses not to comment at this time," said senior associate athletic director for communications Nick Voinis.

Brown, before taping his coach's show today, was asked by the Longhorn Network for his reaction. Brown had no comment.