Minnesota Fires Coach for Obstructing Drug Inquiry

September 8, 2016

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities fired J Robinson, its successful longtime wresting coach, for obstructing a police investigation into allegations that 14 members of his team were selling Xanax illegally on campus, The Star Tribune reported. Robinson allegedly offered amnesty to his athletes if they turned in drugs to him, and he allegedly refused to help the police investigation. Robinson declined to comment, but documents obtained by the Star Tribune indicate that he disputed many of the university's findings.

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