Iowa athletics official traded tickets for sex, sexually harassed students

Iowa Hawkeyes

Just one day after Bernie Fine, formerly of Syracuse, was cleared, another college sports sex scandal emerges. And yes this one is also of the all male variety.

Peter Gray, senior academics adviser for the University of Iowa Athletics Department and staff member for about 13 years total allegedly committed a long list of inappropriate behavior, all sexual in nature, mostly involving male students in some form or another. Gray allegedly traded tickets and money to at least one outsider for sex, (cause after all Hawkeyes tickets are just so hard to come by) inappropriately touched and propositioned a student that came forward for the investigation.

Apparently, the school knew about his behavior for years, but he was employed all the way until Monday. And he didn’t get fired either, he was allowed to resign.

From Deadspin:

explained the resignation as stemming from “personal reasons” to Register, and called Gray’s absence “a personnel issue” and a “personnel matter.” UI Public Safety is not investigating Gray.

Gray’s bio, a screenshot of which appears above, is still up at the University of Iowa website, where his favorite quote is listed as, “Nothing is older than yesterday’s success.” Click over for a PDF of the memo stemming from the investigation.

From the Des Moines Register

Gray also was found to have inappropriate photographs stored on his work computer, including two that involved 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, the document states.

Gray also admitted that he had a photograph of male swim team members posing in their swimsuits as a screen saver on his work computer, the document states. Gray’s supervisor also said he saw an inappropriate photo on Gray’s Facebook page and asked him to remove it, the document states.

The Register’s report also says that Gray had inappropriate photos on my MySpace page. Which makes us ask, what kind of sick freak still has a MySpace page?

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