Ohio State Prez Steps Down Over Catholic Cracks

Gordon Gee: 'no regrets about having a sense of humor'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2013 1:54 AM CDT
Ohio State president Gordon Gee is seen during the Ohio State University spring commencement in Columbus, Ohio last month.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Ohio State President Gordon Gee has decided to call time on his gaffe-ridden career after the release of a tape in which he pokes fun at the Catholic leaders of Notre Dame. Gee, a Mormon, says he is stepping down July 1 and the controversy was only part of his decision to retire, ESPN reports. "I have regrets when I have said things that I shouldn't have said, but I have no regrets about having a sense of humor and having a thick skin and enjoying life," the 69-year-old said. Click for a look at Gee's salary at OSU. (Read more Ohio State University stories.)

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