MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota's athletics director says he's resigning after sending inappropriate texts.

The school said Friday that Norwood Teague submitted his resignation after three years on the job. President Eric Kaler accepted Teague's resignation effective immediately.

Kaler says the resignation follows two recent incidents of sexual harassment of two university employees. Teague says he had too much to drink at a recent university event and "behaved badly towards nice people." He says he's embarrassed by his actions and apologizes.

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Teague took over the Gophers' athletics program in 2012 after spending six years at Virginia Commonwealth University. He took over for longtime athletics director Joel Maturi, who retired.

Teague made several high-profile moves during his short tenure, including the hiring of basketball coach Richard Pitino.