Dodds set to testify in Kearney case

Posted June 20th, 2014


Former Longhorn athletic director DeLoss Dodds has been scheduled to give a deposition in Bev Kearney’s $1 million discrimination case against the University of Texas.

Derek Howard, Kearney’s lawyer, confirmed the news to the American-Statesman via text message, Friday.

Kearney filed a discrimination case against the school last November. She was forced to resign in December, 2012, after the school learned that Kearney had a consensual affair with one of her track athletes starting in 2002. According to court documents, the athlete came forward a decade later to alert the school to what happened.


Former offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has been deposed. Raasin McIntosh, a former Longhorn sprinter, is scheduled. Howard said Dodds and McIntosh should provide testimony within the next two weeks.

Applewhite has been drawn into the case after UT announced that the then coach was disciplined in early 2009 for having a brief relationship with a student who worked for the football team. Applewhite’s pay was frozen for 20 months as part of his punishment, although he later was promoted.

McIntosh was a 10-time All-American at Texas. In 2003, she represented the U.S. at the track world championships in Paris. In 2012, she came out of retirement and ran for Liberia at the London Games.

Dodds served as men’s athletic director for Texas from 1981-2013.

Last month, a state district judge  issued a protective order at the request of Texas. Records with students’ names will be sealed.

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