Rutgers Football Coach Suspended
As if things couldn't get any worse for Rutgers after having multiple players suspended earlier in the season in ties to home invasions, now their head coach is in hot water.
Kyle Flood, Rutgers head football coach, has been suspended three games and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations and amid a recent string of off-field transgressions involving players on his team.
The abridged version of the story is that Flood had contact with a professor and was badgering a professor to get a student's grade changed in some way so that he would be eligible for the 2015 football season. The alleged student involved is Nadir Barnwell.
The investigation in summary states that Flood has not been found guilty under the University's academic integrity policy, but he violated rules set by the University regarding coaches and professors with classroom involvement.
A few other bits of information from the report have been highlighted by various reporters.
Not only was the practice considered illegal but it appears Flood knew what he was doing was wrong, this is another conclusion that the report draws.
Flood has since released a statement regarding the suspension.
Flood will be considered ineligible to coach the Scarlet Knights when they play Michigan State October 10th, it will be the third of three games he is suspended.