In what has been a rocky start to the season off the field for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the team will be without their head coach for several weeks following an investigation by the school:
Rutgers has suspended Kyle Flood three games, and fined him $50,000, following an investigation by the school into rules violations.
The school had been investigating an email Flood sent from a personal email account to a faculty member regarding the status of cornerback Nadir Barnwell. The email was about the academic eligibility of Barnwell.
While the contents of the email are unknown, Rutgers has a policy prohibiting coaches from contacting instructors directly. All communication with a student-athlete’s instructor must come from an academic support member.
Nadir Barnwell has since been dismissed from the team, along with five other teammates.
Rutgers has several tough games over that span, including a road trip to Penn State this weekend and hosting Michigan State two weeks after.