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Texas' Applewhite was disciplined in 2009

Texas' Applewhite was disciplined in 2009

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite acknowledged Friday night that he was disciplined by the university for an inappropriate relationship with a student during the Longhorns' trip to play in the Fiesta Bowl after the 2008 season.

In separate statements and a document released from Applewhite's personnel file, Applewhite and athletic director DeLoss Dodds said the former Texas quarterback had his pay frozen in 2009 and was ordered to undergo counseling. Applewhite also was warned that a repeat offense would have more serious consequences.

In his statement, Applewhite, who is married and one of the most popular assistants on Mack Brown's staff, said he was embarrassed by the incident. Neither Applewhite or the school released further details.

``It was a one-time occurrence and was a personal matter,'' Applewhite said. ``Shortly after it occurred, I discussed the situation with DeLoss Dodds. I was upfront and took full responsibility for my actions. This is and was resolved by the university four years ago. Through counsel, I have worked with my wife and the incident is behind us.''

Gene Powell, the chairman of the Texas Board of Regents, and system Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said they learned about the discipline ``a short time ago'' and their reaction was ``great disappointment and sadness.''

``At our direction, the General Counsel to the Board has posted notice of a special called meeting of the Board on Sunday afternoon, February 3rd, so that the Board can be fully briefed on issues related to this matter in executive session,'' Powell and Cigarroa said in a joint statement.

Dodds called the incident ``inappropriate,'' but noted it was also something that happened between consenting adults.

Dodds said the university's legal office looked in the matter.

``We have high standards for behavior and expect our staff and coaches to adhere to them in all aspects of their lives,'' Dodds said. ``I believe the appropriate discipline was taken in this case.''

Texas women's track coach Bev Kearney resigned in January as the school was in the process of firing her for having a relationship with one of her athletes in 2002. In 2011, the university paid $400,000 to a former administrative assistant who complained of sexual harassment by Cleve Bryant, a former top athletic official in the football program.

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2019 Little League World Series: How to watch Virginia vs. Louisiana

2019 Little League World Series: How to watch Virginia vs. Louisiana

Loudoun South Little League will play Thursday night for a chance to advance to the United States final of the Little League World Series.

After a furious rally wasn't quite enough Wednesday night against Hawaii, the South Riding, Virginia, squad is one loss away from elimination in the double-elimination tournament. At the same time, though, they're also one win away from the United States championship game and a shot at redemption against Hawaii. Virginia did not allow a hit through the first two games of the tournament but is now on the brink of elimination.

Here's how you can watch the first Virginia Little League team in 25 years to make the LLWS play for a shot a the title.

Date and Time: August 22, 7:00 PM ET

Location: Lamade Stadium

Channel: ESPN, including streaming 

Teams: South Riding, VA (Southeast Region L24) vs. Wailuku, HI  (Southwest Region W22)

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Redskins turned down Patriots offer of first-round pick for Trent Williams, per source

Redskins turned down Patriots offer of first-round pick for Trent Williams, per source

The Patriots offered the Redskins a first-round pick in a trade for disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams but Washington rebuffed the offer, a source with knowledge of the situation told NBC Sports Washington. 

Kevin Sheehan of Team 980 reported the same news Thursday morning on his radio show. 

That call from New England came a few weeks ago while the Redskins were holding training camp in Richmond, the source explained. The Patriots are no longer pursuing Williams. 

Washington has made clear they don’t intend to trade Williams, which makes sense publicly. Still, there have been at least three teams to contact the Redskins about trading for Williams. 

It’s believed the Redskins want a first and a second-round pick to move on from Williams, who is refusing to report to the team despite having two years left on his contract. 

The reports around Williams’ holdout have been significant, mainly centering around the suggestion that the seven-time Pro Bowler will not return to Washington due to a misdiagnosis from the team’s medical staff last season. 

Multiple sources near Williams have been clear that he will not return to the Redskins and will miss regular-season action. 

Earlier this week, Washington head coach Jay Gruden said there is no update on the Williams situation and he must prepare his team with the players that have reported. 

“It is what it is,” Gruden said.

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