- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The University Maine System will pay $30,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the former athletic director of its Augusta campus.

Warren Newton alleged that university officials failed to follow their own policies and were negligent when they fired him last year.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/2aJPwP7 ) reports the university admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

Newton worked for the Augusta campus from 2001 until he was fired. He has agreed to drop all claims in the lawsuit, which he filed in February in federal court.

The university fired Newton in May 2015 on the grounds of “untruthfulness and deception.”

The firing came after an investigation into his relationship with a student. He argued that he was denied due process.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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