Univ. of Iowa Athletics Adviser Resigns, Accused of Trading Money, Tickets for Sex
IOWA CITY, Iowa - An academics adviser for the athletics department at the University of Iowa, who resigned this week, allegedly offered money for sexual favors and inappropriately touched student-athletes, according to a report from the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The Press-Citizen reports that an internal investigation by the University of Iowa turned up a long list of sexual harassment violations by Peter Gray. On Monday, Gray stepped down from his post.
Allegations against Gray, ranged from making sexual comments in a presentation to recruits and their parents to touching a student’s genitals, according to the Press-Citizen.
The Press-Citizen has not revealed how it obtained the documents. “We would not release that document because it’s a confidential internal report," said UI spokesman Tom Moore.
“I can confirm that he resigned," said University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta. Barta was asked about the situation on Friday night. “Whenever we have a personnel matter, I can confirm that he resigned, but that’s it.“
The reports indicate that the behavior began during Gray's first employment with the university and continued during his latest employment.
According to the report, Gray also had inappropriate photographs on his work computer that included individuals engaged in sex acts with toys or stuffed animals, numerous pictures of college-aged individuals posing in swimsuits and a few of individuals dressed in underwear.
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