Major Applewhite Scored at the 2009 Fiesta Bowl

By Ramzy Nasrallah on February 1, 2013 at 10:59p

This is probably not the girl - photo from a Google image search

Major Applewhite, offensive coordinator for the football team, released the following statement to The Daily Texan through a spokesman:

"Several years ago, I made a regretful decision resulting in behavior that was totally inappropriate. It was a one-time occurrence and was a personal matter. Shortly after it occurred, I discussed the situation with DeLoss Dodds. I was upfront and took full responsibility for my actions. This is and was resolved four years ago with the University.

Through counsel I have worked with my wife and the incident is behind us. I am regretful for my mistake and humbled by this experience. I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment it has caused my friends, family, and the University. I appreciate all of them. I’ve learned and grown from this and look forward to my work at Texas."

Read the full story at the Daily Texas Online.


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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Man it seems everyone's dirty laundry gets aired in today's society.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

kevinfrenchfry's picture

having a hitman barcode tattooed on us in my lifetime doesnt seem out of the realm of possibility

ATXbucknut's picture

The obvious question for us is whether this has any effect on Dontre Wilson's visit to UT this weekend and/or his commitment decision. Doesn't seem like it will, unless more details emerge and Major is reprimanded further.

ATXbucknut's picture

Oh, this is how the Major issue might blow up into something big for Texas and potentially lead to Major Applewhite's ouster...which would affect Wilson's status as a Longhorn recruit.
Kearney was the womaen's track coach who was forced out earlier this year after admitting that she had an affair with a student years ago. Looks like Major may have received preferential treatment b/c he's on the FB coaching staff. This might turn ugly and repulse Wilson away from Texas (and perhaps toward OSU!).

TBDBITL0509's picture

I see a few differences between the situations: she was the head coach and had an affair with one of HER student athletes (not just a student, I guess) and the relationship lasted for up to 4 years.
The similarity would be that they both had affairs with women. I'd like to think the student/coach proximity is the factor that creates a difference in punishment, but it's Texas, after all...

HighBallAce's picture

I'm sorry, can you elaborate on that last statement, "It's Texas, after all...?"

NoVA Buckeye's picture

In the words of Ramzy:
"Anderson Russell could've prevented Major Applewhite from scoring, but he took a bad angle."

And in reality, that's what hurts the most.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

thetothmancometh's picture

Super Bowl week.  The best time to come clean about anything if you played high level football.  Props to Major Applewhite and Texas's PR staff, between the Super Bowl and Dan Marino I'm surprised this story was even noticed.  Good find.
And hope you're right ATX, but I'd be stunned if Dontre Wilson is affected at all, the NCAA is very busy investigating themselves right now.  

USMC11917's picture

At least the girl was real.

I hate ESPN but sometimes (when not about tOSU) some of the comments are gold!

RedStorm45's picture

Maybe I missed something, why is this story coming out now?

cajunbuckeye's picture

Wow!!!! Major Apple....Yaawwwnnnn...z....zz....Z....ZZZ......ZZZZZ

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

BigRedBuckeye's picture

and he keeps his job because...he didnt fall off a scooter with her?

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 


so he's coming clean because he got laid? Is he that worried he's going to lose his OC job? its not like he's running for president.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Poison nuts's picture

Aside from the fact that this happened in the Fiesta Bowl against OSU - this is a non story IMHO...

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

ausmos's picture

Agreed. It's not like it was an underage, or fake, girl.

Knarcisi's picture

Isnt having a fake girlfriend an NCAA violation?  And deer antler spray?  Damn, we were National Champs ....

Jason Priestas's picture

It's a story because of Bev Kearney. The UT System Board of Regents doesn't call emergency Sunday meetings for non-stories. 

Poison nuts's picture

Let me clarify that - the fact the he did what he did - in the scheme of the wrongs people do in this world, is not news-worthy to me personally. I'm not critiqueing that 11W reported it - I do understand it is legitimate news... 

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Jason Priestas's picture

All good. I just had the impression that some weren't connecting the Kearney dots which makes this story very worth of a late Friday night news dump from UT's perspective.

ausmos's picture

Not sure why it has become a big deal now, when it happened years ago. I thought the  school already knew about it.

Knarcisi's picture

Was she hot?  Pics?

Knarcisi's picture

Maybe afterward she called him "minor" and it didn't go past the weekend. 

cajunbuckeye's picture

The relationship never took off because Applewhite couldn't go for two.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches