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Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood Suspended Three Days Before Playing Penn State

In the wake of suspending self-proclaimed “best receiver in the Big Ten” Leonte Carroo, Rutgers Head Coach Kyle Flood is now looking at a suspension of his own. Flood was levied a three-game suspension, coming after a meeting between the 15-member Rutgers Board of Governors, who discussed what they called “very serious issues” within the football program.

Flood has been under investigation recently for allegedly contacting a university faculty member regarding the academic standing of one of his players. Meanwhile, six players have been dismissed from the program in the last two weeks — two having been charged with home invasion, with the other four facing assault charges.

Rutgers released a report this afternoon explaining the results of its investigation.

“First, for many years, Rutgers has promulgated a clear and consistent policy prohibiting a coach from contacting a faculty member regarding a student’s academic performance. This policy has been publicly published on Rutgers’ Division of Intercollegiate Ethletics (“DIA”) website since at least 2007 and has been explained to coaches and other staff in annual compliance meetings, at least during the period 2005 to 2012 while Coach Flood was employed by Rutgers,” it stated.

His suspension will cost him $50,000 and he’ll be absent for games against Penn State, Kansas, and Michigan State. In a cruel showing of symbolism, the Big Ten Network recently released a promo featuring him sharpening an ax — little did he know he’d be getting the (temporary) ax himself a mere two weeks later.

So, we’ll see you on Saturd– I mean, we’ll see you around, Kyle.

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.

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