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Green Bay coach mostly cleared of allegations

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will keep his job following an investigation into allegations that he mistreated his players.

Two players had accused coach Brian Wardle of misconduct, prompting last month's investigation. A WLUK-TV report says the university released a report Friday saying Wardle will not be fired.

University officials said an independent review led by attorney Joseph Nicks concluded that much of what was alleged against Wardle didn't happen as stated.

One player told officials Wardle worked him out until the player lost control of his bowels, and then ridiculed him. Another said Wardle called his clinical depression a distraction.

Wardle released a statement saying his players are in a healthy environment, and the university's findings support his claim.


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