Michigan says it had proof in opposition to fired soccer assistant

Michigan fired soccer co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss in January after he didn’t attend a gathering to debate whether or not he had gained entry to pc accounts belonging to different folks, based on paperwork launched by the college.

An athletic division official instructed Weiss that the college had proof that he had “inappropriately accessed” the accounts.

“Because you did not attend this meeting and offer any additional information, we are making our decision based on the evidence that we have. … Your appointment has been terminated with cause,” government affiliate athletic director Doug Gnodtke stated in a Jan. 20 letter.

Gnodtke promised to have any private objects in Weiss’ workplace shipped to him.

The letter was launched Monday in response to a public information request by The Associated Press. The college, nevertheless, declined to launch proof that it had shared with Weiss on Jan. 19, citing numerous exemptions below state legislation.

Campus police in January acknowledged an investigation of attainable pc crimes on the Schembechler Hall soccer constructing. The investigation is ongoing, deputy chief Melissa Overton stated.

When Michigan introduced Weiss’ firing, athletic director Warde Manuel stated solely that it was associated to a “review of university policies.”

Weiss couldn’t be reached for remark Monday. He had praised Michigan on Twitter when he was dismissed.

“I look forward to putting this matter behind me and returning my focus to the game that I love,” he stated.

Weiss was on coach Jim Harbaugh’s employees for 2 seasons after working for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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