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Rutgers Bullying Scandal

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Earlier this year, Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice was fired and now it seems there is another sports scandal at the university. Jevon Tyree quit the Rutgers football team this week after having a run in with Coach Dave Cohen.

The coach referred to him as a derogatory word for a female dog and women’s genitalia. Cohen threatened Tyree’s manhood and got in Tyree’s face during study hall. This particular incident happened in April, but things continued to get worse causing Tyree to quit the football team.

There were mixed opinions about this situation at the Rutgers’ football game in Piscataway. One tailgater didn’t see much problem with the coach’s actions. “What went on most recently, to me, doesn’t seem like a big deal. It’s a very grey line between what’s bullying and what’s really overcoming certain situations,” he said.

Another tailgater thinks that the coach may need to be punished. “If he crossed over the line, then they’re going to have to let him go,” he said.

Rutgers University issued a statement over the weekend stating that they met with Tyree and his family and apologized to him. Athletic director Julie Hermann said she personally had a conversation with Tyree’s father, but the family says that conversation never happened.

This is the second major incident this year at Rutgers University and people are wondering if there is an institutional problem that allows this type of thing to happen.

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