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Rutgers U. Reinstates Men’s Lacrosse Coach Accused of Verbal Abuse

The university said that the coach, Brian Brecht, “did use inappropriate language and exhibited unprofessional behavior on occasion,” but “the instances were infrequent and not directed at individual players.” As a result, the university said, it “found no criminal or university-policy violations.” Mr. Brecht was suspended with pay last month amid a broad investigation of Rutgers coaches that followed the dismissal of the men’s basketball coach for abusing his players.


“I regret my behavior and am determined to set a better example in the future,” said Brecht. “I’m glad to be reinstated to the program and for the opportunity to work with these fine young men.”

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