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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gordon Gee Doesn't Trust 'Those Damn Catholics'

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM

The Ohio State University's bowtie-bedecked president, Gordon Gee, came under fire today after The Associated Press obtained records showcasing his self-proclaimed "poor attempt at humor" during a December 2012 meeting.

On the topic of Notre Dame - and the Big Ten's longstanding desire to reel them in - Gee cracked open a little heat: "The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they're holy hell on the rest of the week...You just can't trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that."

Witty stuff, right? Gee's impromptu standup routine landed him in the confines of a "remediation plan." He issued a statement following the publication of his remarks: "The comments I made were just plain wrong, and in no way do they reflect what the university stands for."

And, oh, yeah: Gee also took aim at the SEC's milquetoast education: "You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we're doing," he said, deflecting criticism that the Big Ten actually has 14 teams.

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