The Rutgers Scarley Knights have had a tumultuous season so far, to say the least. On the opening Saturday of the football season, the team suspended and later dismissed five football players from the team.
Now, the program will be without its head coach for the next three games.
According to NJ.com, Kyle Flood has been suspended after the university found a number of rule violations that was connected to a player’s academic eligibility three weeks ago in their own private investigation into the football program. Flood has also been fined $50,000.
“Three weeks ago, NJ Advance Media first reported that the university’s office of ethics and compliance, with help from outside counsel, was investigating an email Flood sent from a personal account to a Mason Gross faculty member regarding the status of Nadir Barnwell, a junior cornerback whose academic eligibility had been in doubt since May.”
The team is set to face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.
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