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Complaints sideline another athletics administrator at University of Minnesota

The investigation into improprieties in the University of Minnesota Athletic Department has widened to include a second top official. The U confirmed that Associate Athletic Director Mike Ellis has "voluntarily" agreed to the institution's request that he take leave from his job as outside lawyers hired to investigate sexual harassment and discrimination issues "or other appropriate authority" look into five anonymous complaints that have been filed against him. The U says that Ellis is cooperating in the investigation. His boss, former Athletic Director Norwood Teague, resigned Aug. 6 amid reports that he sexually harassed two female university officials at a...