BIG 12 HEAD STEVE HATCHELL RESIGNS; DID REPORT HASTEN MOVE?
Published May 8, 1998
Big 12 Conference Commissioner STEVE HATCHELL resigned Thursday, "two weeks after reports that an internal investigation of the league office alleged that he created a hostile work environment for staff members," according to Bill Campbell of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Conference COO DAVE MARTIN was named interim Commissioner. Martin said it could be six to nine months before a permanent successor is chosen. Campbell writes that Hatchell "declined to reveal terms of his resignation." Hatchell: "We've agreed that this is the end of the chapter, and we're moving on." Big 12 Chair RAY BOWEN said that Hatchell denies all the allegations made in a report filed by the law firm of Shook, Hardy and Bacon for the conference. Bowen added that none of the allegations have been proven (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/8).