Report: UT settles Bryant sex harassment complaint

October 21, 2011 2:00:21 AM PDT
The University of Texas is reported to have paid a $400,000 settlement to a former athletics department administrative assistant who complained of sexual harassment by a former top athletics department official.

ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program reported Thursday that it had obtained documents that confirm that the payment had been agreed to.

Cleve Bryant was fired as associate athletics director for football operations in the wake of the complaint.

Contacted by The Associated Press, athletics department spokesman Nick Voinis referred questions to Patti Ohlendorf, UT's vice president for legal affairs. Ohlendorf didn't return a telephone message Thursday night.

Bryant attorney Tom Nesbitt declined comment, but Bryant has consistently denied the allegations.