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Report: Rutgers Receives Notice Of Allegations From The NCAA

Rutgers has received an NCAA Notice of Allegations.

The NCAA has issued a Notice of Allegations to Rutgers University, according to a report by NJ.com.

This comes following an 18-month investigation into the athletics program, per the report.

From NJ.com:

According to multiple sources with knowledge of the notice, there are seven possible violations stemming from allegations that some members of the athletics department had not been operating in full compliance with NCAA standards.

According to NCAA procedures, Rutgers will have 90 days to respond, and sources say the university is likely to appeal the notice and will receive a formal hearing on the allegations at some point next year.

Some of the potential violations involve the football program.

The accusations are far-ranging and involve the football program under Kyle Flood's coaching regime. Flood was fired following the 2015 season, months after he was suspended for three games by the university for academic improprieties.

The NCAA charges that Flood provided former cornerback Nadir Barnwell with an impermissible extra benefit by directly contacting a professor seeking special consideration for Barnwell in an academic course relating to the 2014-2015 academic year.

In addition, it's believed that Flood is charged with failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance in the football program, violating the principles of NCAA head coach responsibility legislation.

You can read NJ.com's full report here.