Report: University leader got fitness freebies

An investigation has found that the outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness.

A report released Friday was heavily blacked out, but the readable portions said Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks didn't pay for $5,000 worth of a gym membership and 48 personal training sessions. He also had an exercise machine installed at home.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( that a UC spokeswoman says Dirks has apologized and repaid the money.

Dirks, who will step down June 30, has been criticized for a range of issues, including his handling of sexual harassment claims against some faculty.

The investigation concluded in September, but the report was kept private for six months.