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Asking Adjunct to Change Football Player’s Grade Costs Rutgers Coach $50K & Suspension

Read the full Rutgers Report on Kyle Flood here.

Kyle Flood, who earns $2.5 million as the head coach of the Rutgers University football team has been suspended for three games as Rutgers football coach and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations and amid a recent string of off-field transgressions involving players on his team, university president Robert Barchi told NJ Advance Media.

“This suspension is the result of the very detailed extensive investigation that we carried out over the past several weeks regarding the allegations that the football coach had an inappropriate contact with a faculty member who was the instructor of one of our football players, a contact that is in violation of the university policy,” Barchi told NJ Advance Media. “That is what it’s about. That is what it’s in response to.”

The faculty member, an adjunct, earns $2,500 per course, according to the Rutgers faculty union.

In a letter to the Rutgers community on Wednesday, Barchi outlined the critical findings:

  • Flood met with the professor off-campus, and contacted the professor through subsequent emails, after he was told by a member of the academic support staff “that he is not to have
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