AFA Taking Action Against Men's Gymnastic Team, Investigating Basketball Staff Member

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Air Force Academy officials are taking action against the men's gymnastics team, citing a pattern of "unprofessional behavior and underage drinking" over the past 12 months.

The Academy stressed in a statement Thursday that none of the incidents involved sexual assault or drug use.

The AFA is also looking into alleged inappropriate behavior by a basketball staff member. The Academy did not elaborate further.

The full statement by the AFA is below:

Since taking command, Academy Superintendent Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson has pledged to hold those who fail to live up to standards accountable with complete transparency to the maximum extent permitted by law.* Incidents over the past year have revealed a pattern of unprofessional behavior and underage drinking by the Men's Gymnastics team. The incidents did not involve sexual assaults or illicit drug use; however, they are not in line with the Academy's institutional values. In response, Academy leadership has taken appropriate action against the responsible individuals.

The Air Force's Academy is also looking into allegations of inappropriate behavior by a basketball staff member. The Academy will conduct an investigation and release information, as appropriate.

*Due to the Privacy Act of 1974, personally identifiable information as well as discipline actions are being withheld.

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