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Iowa A.D. Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command.

Testifying in a discrimination lawsuit filed by that former administrator, Jane Meyer, Barta said the two initially had a strong working relationship but that she became antagonistic after he told her in 2013 that he'd look for a new deputy director. Barta said part of the basis for his decision was his belief the head football and wrestling coaches wouldn't support Meyer as the deputy.

"Our working relationship...