It looks like That Coach From New Jersey won't be making the trip to Happy Valley on Saturday.
BREAKING: Kyle Flood suspended 3 games as @RutgersU coach http://t.co/Xsdsk4dUJX #CHOPNation @Rfootball @RUAthletics pic.twitter.com/xIm2oe2msk— NJ.com (@njdotcom) September 16, 2015
Following the suspension of their first-team All-Big Ten receiver Leonte Carroo and the arrest of several players earlier this month, Rutgers has suspended head football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000 after a university investigation. The suspension begins immediately, so Flood will not be on the sidelines when the Scarlet Knights come to town this Saturday.
According to NJ.com, the punishment stems from rules violations relating to contacting faculty about cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who had academic issues. Flood was not made available for comment after practice today, nor will he be Thursday. You can read the entire report into the investigation against Flood here, which features some amazing tidbits like this:
Third sentence. Kyle Flood thought he was slick. pic.twitter.com/rTgOhfDGcr— Ryan Beckler (@RyanBeckler) September 16, 2015
Ok then. #Rutgers pic.twitter.com/5uBVF73rfh— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 16, 2015
Flood, who is in his fourth season at Rutgers, has a 24-17 record with the Scarlet Knights. That line won't be changing for a while now.