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NCAA: UCLA Associate AD Resigns Due to Inappropriate Conduct
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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...

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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. 

 

 
 


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