Rutgers lacrosse coach reinstated after suspension

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Associated Press

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has reinstated men's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht after suspending him with pay on April 19, following allegations of verbal abuse.

The decision was announced and made effective Tuesday, nearly a month after a university investigation found that the coach used inappropriate language and exhibited unprofessional behavior on occasion at practices. The instances, though, were infrequent and not directed at individual players, the school said. The university also found no criminal or university policy violations.

"We are satisfied with the resolution regarding the situation," acting athletic director Carl Kirschner said.

Rutgers finished 2-13 this season, and 0-6 in the Big East. Brecht missed the final two games of the season, both losses (16-7 to Duke, and 15-7 to Georgetown).

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

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