Rutgers Investigates Coach's Contact With Professor

August 26, 2015

Rutgers University is investigating whether its head football coach violated National Collegiate Athletic Association or other rules by sending email to a professor about the status of a player who faces possible academic ineligibility, NJ Advance Media reported. The New Jersey news site, citing anonymous sources, said that Coach Kyle Flood sent an email from his personal account to an instructor in Rutgers's arts school about the status of Nadir Barnwell, a junior on the team. Coaches are generally discouraged from having direct interaction with faculty members, out of fear that such contact can intimidate the professors.

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