crimesider

Ex-president of Amateur Athletic Union, Robert "Bobby" Dodd, accused of molesting boys in 1980s

Robert W. "Bobby" Dodd, president and CEO of the Amateur Athletic Union in an undated video. YouTube/AAU

Robert W. "Bobby" Dodd, president and CEO of the Amateur Athletic Union in an undated video.
YouTube/AAU
(CBS/AP/WREG) MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two former youth basketball players told ESPN that Robert "Bobby" Dodd, ex-president of the Amateur Athletic Union, sexually assaulted them in the 1980s.

"He always somehow had a key for the room I was in, that was his M.O., coming in in the middle of the night when you are asleep and try to assault you," said Randy West, an alleged victim, during an ESPN interview.

The AAU has launched an internal investigation into the "serious allegations," said interim president Louis Stout.

Dodd, 63, is accused of masturbating in the boys' presence, hiding in a room attempting to film a boy performing a sexual act, and keeping boys' underwear in his closet, according to CBS affiliate WREG.

One of the incidents is alleged to have taken place at the Memphis YMCA.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told WREG, "The Memphis Police Department takes allegations of child sexual assault abuse very seriously. Although this case has its challenges due to the amount of time that has passed, it will be thoroughly examined; and if the investigation reveals the law was violated, the person responsible will be held accountable."

Dodd had reportedly planned on retiring from the AAU because he is being treated for colon cancer.

Comments

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App