Rutgers Suspends Coach Over Faculty Contact
He didn’t play by the book. Head football coach Kyle Flood has been suspended and fined $50,000 for twice contacting a professor about an athlete’s academic standing. University President Robert Barchi said Flood violated school policy, first emailing the faculty member and then scheduling a face-to-face meeting to discuss former cornerback Nadir Barnwell’s grades. Barnwell, along with several other players, was recently dropped from the team following a series of arrests. Flood has apologized and will be benched for the Scarlet Knights’ next three games.