Rutgers Suspends Head Lacrosse Coach Brian Brecht

Rutgers University today announced the suspension, with pay, of the men's lacrosse head coach Brian Brecht, pending the completion of an investigation by the Rutgers University Police Department.

The department is investigating allegations of verbal abuse.

"While I cannot comment on an ongoing investigation, let me reiterate that there is no place at Rutgers for words or actions that are inconsistent with the values of the university. Our student athletes, as all members of the Rutgers community, should know that our university is committed to promoting an atmosphere of respect and dignity," said Robert L. Barchi, Rutgers University president.

"As I stressed earlier, we will be looking closely at all intercollegiate athletics at Rutgers going forward. If we find problems, we will address them."


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