Binghamton Places Coach on Leave During Inquiry

October 15, 2009

The State University of New York at Binghamton has placed its men's basketball coach on a paid leave of absence while an outside panel investigates allegations of wrongdoing in the basketball program, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported. In an e-mail message to a university listserv, the interim athletics director, Jim Norris, attributed the leave for Kevin Broadus to the fact that "[t]here have been continuing incidents of concern related to the men’s basketball program that do not measure up to Binghamton University’s high standards." Broadus has come under fire because several of his recruits have gotten into serious criminal and other trouble, and SUNY has asked a retired federal judge to investigate a wide range of allegations surrounding the program, including that an adjunct professor faced pressure to go easy on athletes.

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