- The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, the third highest paid public university president in the U.S. with $1.9M in annual compensation, is in hot water again after the AP reported on Thursday that he made inappropriate comments at a Dec. 5 meeting with the school's Athletic Council.
- Gee was speaking about why Notre Dame was not invited to join the Big Ten conference: "The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they're holy hell on the rest of the week. You just can't trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that."
- The Board of Trustees has ordered Gee undergo an "ongoing remediation plan to address his behavior." Gee apologized in a statement: "The comments I made were just plain wrong, and in no way do they reflect what the university stands for. They were a poor attempt at humor and entirely inappropriate. There is no excuse for this, and I am deeply sorry."
From the article:
In the recording Gee said the Athletic Coast Conference added Notre Dame at a time when it was feeling vulnerable.
"Notre Dame wanted to have its cake and eat it, too," Gee said, according to the recording and a copy of the meeting's minutes.