1 Updates
NCAA: UCLA Associate AD Resigns Due to Inappropriate Conduct
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: UCLA Associate AD Resigns Due to Inappropriate Conduct

Jul 2 2013, 8:35pm CDT | by

UCLA Associate Athletic Director Michael Sondheimer resigned from his post on June 27 amid allegations of inappropriate conduct.

UCLA Associate Athletic Director Michael Sondheimer resigned from his post on June 27 due to inappropriate conduct allegations.  UCLA reported this development in the form of a statement released to...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: UCLA Associate AD Resigns Due to Inappropriate Conduct

Jul 2 2013, 8:35pm CDT | by

UCLA Associate Athletic Director Michael Sondheimer resigned from his post on June 27 amid allegations of inappropriate conduct.

UCLA Associate Athletic Director Michael Sondheimer resigned from his post on June 27 due to inappropriate conduct allegations. 

UCLA reported this development in the form of a statement released to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, according to the newspaper's Matt Stevens. CBS 2 reported that Sondheimer "attempted to engage children in sexual chats" on the Internet. 

More specifically, he was featured on a website known as "Operation Riptide." This involved a sting operation which had adults pretending to be minors in an attempt to catch online predators, per Inside UCLA's Jack Wang. 

The site said Sondheimer's sexual chats invovled "humiliation and degradation." He was quoted by the website to have said "13? Good. Love ghetto girls U are so real and so cool" and "Want to do anything to your hot body."

CBS 2 investigative reporter David Goldstein confronted Sondheimer about the accusations, but the former Associate AD did not respond to Goldstein's inquiries. 

UCLA released a statement about the allegations, saying these "were unrelated to his job at UCLA and did not involve students or any other employees of the university. The university and its police department simultaneously began a full investigation, which is ongoing."

He was placed on administrative leave on June 3 after the university received word of the allegations, per CBS Los Angeles. 

Sondheimer received his UCLA diploma in 1977 and has served at least 36 years as a university athletic administrator. Stevens says he was in charge of the department's compliance with NCAA rules and UCLA guidelines on academic admissions and on-campus recruiting, citing his biography on the UCLA athletics website. 

 

 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Billiards: Bhaskar shocks Gilchrist, joins Advani in semis
Leeds, Oct 28 (IANS) For long the bridesmaid in Indian billiards, Balachandra Bhaskar, the 43-year-old from Bangalore, authored a big upset when he knocked out defending champion Peter Gilchrist 797-586 to enter the semi-finals of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) here Tuesday.
 
 
Russia's preparation for 2018 World Cup ahead of schedule: FIFA
Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS) Russia's preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are ahead ofthe schedule, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Tuesday.
 
 
IPTL names team coaches
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Organisers of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Tuesday appointed Joshua Eagle and John Laffnie de Jager as coaches of Singapore Slammers and UAE Royals respectively. Fabrice Santoro and Treat Huey will be player-coaches for the Indian Aces and Manila Mavericks.
 
 
Ohio State Buckeyes Dismiss Rod Smith After Failed Drug Test
Ohio State Buckeyes Dismiss Rod Smith After Failed Drug Test
The Ohio State Buckeyes dismissed senior running back Rod Smith on Oct. 27 after he failed a drug test.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Billiards: Bhaskar shocks Gilchrist, joins Advani in semis
Leeds, Oct 28 (IANS) For long the bridesmaid in Indian billiards, Balachandra Bhaskar, the 43-year-old from Bangalore, authored a big upset when he knocked out defending champion Peter Gilchrist 797-586 to enter the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
WHO welcomes approval of Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland
Geneva, Oct 28 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday welcomed the approval of a Swiss regulatory authority for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. According to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Indian in US gets 15 years in jail for backing Hezbollah
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) An Indian citizen residing illegally in the US has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly trying to provide material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Another body recovered from sunken South Korean ferry
Seoul, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) South Korean rescue teams Tuesday recovered one of the 10 bodies still missing from the Sewol ferry which sunk off the country's southwest coast April 16 this year leaving 304 people dead, most...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iraqi Kurdish force moves to help fight IS militants in Kobane
Baghdad, Oct 28 (IANS) A group of Iraqi Kurdish fighters, known as Peshmerga, headed Tuesday to the Syrian border town of Kobane via Turkey to help local Kurdish people who have been struggling to fend off attacks by...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Al Qaeda affiliate seizes seven villages in Syria
Beirut, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) The Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, has seized seven villages in the northern Syrian province of Idlib over the past few hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Butler, Witherspoon to appear at Hollywood Film Awards
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) A bevy of Hollywood stars including Gerard Butler, Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon will appear in the Eye's inaugural Hollywood Film Awards, scheduled to take place Nov 14. CBS has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Help Yezidis from extinction: Ravi Shankar
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Tuesday urged the governments of Europe, the US and India to save the thousands of Yazidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains in Iraq. "This is the one of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Salt-degraded farm soil now equals the size of France
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries, including in India, has been degraded by salt, a research has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Radiation exposure ups aggressive thyroid cancer risk
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Nuclear power plant accidents could be devastating and researchers have now found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer. "Our group has...
Read more on Politics Balla