Friday, September 21, 2012

Update on TAMK AD resignation

Updated 2:02 pm
Video from KRISTV


Updated 1:35 pm
From KRISTV
KINGSVILLE - Early this morning I broke the story on former Javelina Athletic Director Brian DeAngelis's forced resignation this week.
Multiple sources confirmed to me that he had been arrested on charges of "improper photography." San Antonio Police then confirmed this for me this morning.
DeAngelis was arrested on September 16th, following an incident at a Walmart. Victims told police that DeAngelis was following a 14-year old girl and her mother through the store with what was described as a hidden camera attached to his shoe. The mother noticed something was suspicious, and confronted DeAngelis. But he ran.
The woman chased him out of the store. DeAngelis then got in his car and fled, but a Good Samaritan followed him and police eventually arrived. They asked him for his phone and his keys, and when they began looking through the phone they found a video of the incident.
DeAngelis was then arrested and booked into the Bexar County Police Department on the charge of ‘improper photography.'
Here is the timeline of what happened at Texas A&M-Kingsville following the arrest, sent by Julie Navejar of A&M-Kingsville:
"He was arrested in Bexar County. He reported this to his supervisor on Monday off campus. His supervisor reported the arrest to the administration. DeAngelis was placed on administrative leave. Tuesday evening he met with interim athletic director D. Scott Gines off campus and gave his verbal resignation. He submitted his written resignation on Wednesday and turned over his keys and cleaned out his office. Gines met with athletic staff Thursday at noon to inform them of the resignation."




Updated 12:48 pm
From the South Texan (TAMK University Newspaper)
By : Colton Williams & Jonathan J. Adams
By : Colton Williams & Jonathan J. Adams
Former Texas A&M University–Kingsville Athletics Director Brian DeAngelis, who officially resigned Thursday Sept. 20, was arrested Sept. 17 by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department for improper photography in a San Antonio Wal-Mart.
He was released on a $5,000 bond.
“I met with Brian at his request Monday morning,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and former Athletics Director Scott Gines. “He shared with me the general events of his Sunday night that he had been arrested on a felony charge of improper photography in San Antonio in a Wal-Mart that dealt with taking videos,”
DeAngelis was placed on administrative leave Monday Sept. 18.
“I met with Brian later that day–It was actually later that evening. I announced to him that he was placed on administrative leave,” Gines said. “He did not come to campus on Monday, actually at no time this week.”
“I met with Brian on Tuesday. At that time he gave me his verbal resignation,” Gines said.
On Wednesday, DeAngelis provided his written resignation, said Cheryl Cain, Director of Marketing and Communication.
Thursday at noon, Gines met with his Athletics Staff and released word of DeAngelis’ official resignation.
“The University’s doing all the appropriate things–like putting him on administrative leave immediately and those kinds of things, they have to be talking to system attorneys and doing things like that,” said Cain. “I do think we acted quickly.”
DeAngelis had no comment regarding his resignation. His resignation was effective Sept. 19.
Gines said due to the unexpected predicament regarding DeAngelis’ arrest, there has been no plan to replace the Athletics Director. For now, Gines will be filling the position.(complete story)

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An online jail activity report confirms the arrest.

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