Ohio State's Gordon Gee to retire

Updated: June 5, 2013, 9:57 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State president Gordon Gee abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to "those damn Catholics" at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.

Ohio State called his words unacceptable and said it had placed Gee on a "remediation plan" to change his behavior.

Gee, 69, said in a teleconference that the furor was only part of his decision to retire, which he said he had been considering for ...

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