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Rutgers Football Coach Kyle Flood Suspended 3 Games

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Flood will also be fined $50,000. The suspension follows an investigation into alleged rules violations by the head coach.

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Way to keep yourself in the news for positive reasons Rutgers. What's that? Having your head football coach suspended for 3 games isn't a good thing? Are you sure? Because you just lost to Wazzou. OK fine, it's still a bad thing. Here are the details as we know them right now (via NJ.com):

Kyle Flood has been suspended 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.

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The 15-member Rutgers Board of Governors met last Friday, addressing "athletics matters and anticipated or pending litigation." Citing the legal issues involved, Rutgers President Robert Barchi declined to address the specifics of the meeting, but Board member Martin Perez said the discussion centered on "very serious issues'' involving the football program.

Flood faced suspension or termination if he was found to have acted contrary to institutional policy by initiating contact with a faculty member with regards to a player's academic standing.

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As per the terms of his contract, Rutgers "may suspend Flood without pay pending the outcome of a compliance investigation.''

There are more details at the link. From reading our fellow SB Nation site On The Banks I know that Rutgers fans don't have lot of faith in the reporting done by NJ.com, but I'm going to guess they didn't run this without confirmation. This suspension comes on the heels of a wave of player conduct issues as well, so you have to think Flood might not be sticking around Jersey for long after this season. Make sure to check On The Banks for regular updates and we'll make sure to FanShot anything especially newsworthy that develops in the coming days.

My thoughts?

RUTGERS WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE BIG TEN. WE ARE ALL SO LUCKY TO HAVE RUTGERS IN OUR LIVES. CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP...

Your turn to do something dumb again Maryland.