In my Rutgers pre-game post, I covered the wayward ways of the Scarlet Knights’ football team and its coach, Kyle Flood. Now, Flood has been made to pay the price for his academic meddling, in the form of a three-game suspension that begins with the Rutgers vs. Penn State game on Saturday night.
Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi issued the following statement:
Coach Flood’s actions in communicating with the faculty member crossed a line that all faculty hold dear. Our faculty must have complete independence in executing their duties and there is a reason why we prohibit athletics coaching staff from discussing the academic standing of students with faculty.”
Ever sensitive to what the NCAA might do, the university is investigating whether NCAA rules were violated by Flood actions. Well, duh.
For the Penn State game and two subsequent games, assistant head coach Norries Wilson, will fill in as head coach.