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Rutgers Coach Reinstated

In a Press release from Rutgers University…

“PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 14, 2013) – Rutgers University re-instated men’s lacrosse coach Brian Brecht effective Tuesday, May 14 after having suspended him on April 19 with pay, following allegations of verbal abuse.

While the university investigation found that the coach did use inappropriate language and exhibited unprofessional behavior on occasion, the instances were infrequent and not directed at individual players. Accordingly the university found no criminal or university policy violations.

“We are satisfied with the resolution regarding the situation,” said acting athletic director Carl Kirschner.

“I regret my behavior and am determined to set a better example in the future,” said Brecht. “I’m glad to be reinstated to the program and for the opportunity to work with these fine young men.”

I still have a problem with an anonymous letter leading to an immediate suspension.  I get the fact a “whistleblower” should be protected from reprisal.  But what about protecting good, honest people from those that have an axe to grind, false accusations, or even a possible opponent.

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