On Oct. 17, Eastern Michigan student Arif Khan said he told Martin and a female companion they needed passes to enter the area after a game against Delaware State. Khan said Martin grabbed his jacket.
“I am the athletic director, I can go in,” Khan quoted Martin as telling him.
Turner and Khan were interviewed on Oct. 18, three days before Martin announced he would retire in September.
The students said they were uninjured and did not want to press charges.
“I contacted those involved to discuss the situation and express my regret,” Martin said in a statement released by the school Monday night. “I know they were just doing their jobs.”
Martin, who became Michigan’s athletic director in 2000 on an interim basis, announced his retirement in a letter to university president Mary Sue Coleman.