Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rutgers suspends head coach Kyle Flood three games, $50,000 fine.

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NJ Advance Media is reporting Rutgers has suspended head coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000.

Rutgers University president Robert Barchi spoke with the New Jersey-based news service shortly after he informed Flood of the suspension.

"This suspension is the result of the very detailed extensive investigation that we carried out over the past several weeks regarding the allegations that the football coach had an inappropriate contact with a faculty member who was the instructor of one of our football players, a contact that is in violation of the university policy,'' Barchi told NJ Advance Media. "That is what it's about. That is what it's in response to.''

The suspension follows an investigation by the university regarding allegations that Flood improperly contacted a faculty member via e-mail regarding the academic eligibility of a member of the Scarlet Knights football team.

The player in question, cornerback Nadir Barnwell, has since been dismissed as part of a group including four other former Rutgers players that have been charged with assault. Two other players, were been dismissed, having been charged in connection with a series of home invasions.

Flood has also suspended wide receiver Leonte Carroo following an incident following the Scarlet Knights' loss to Washington State on Saturday.

Rutgers is 1-1 this season. It goes on the road to face Penn State this coming Saturday.


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