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Illinois Coach Tim Beckman Issues Statement In Response To Simon Cvijanovic's Accusations

Sunday afternoon, former Illinois offensive guard Simon Cvijanovic, who injured his shoulder midway through last season and quit the team shortly after, went on a passionate Twitter rant about how he felt he was mistreated by the Illini coaching staff during his time in Champaign. A few hours later, Beckman and Illinois have issued a statement in response. Matt Wettersten of WCIA TV has a screengrab:

While Beckman's statement was certainly necessary, it hasn't stopped Cvijanovic from further expressing himself on social media. As-of 10:15 PM ET, the former Illini player is still going off about his former coach's supposed policies.

We have a feeling this won't be the last we hear on this topic. We'll keep you updated.