PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Kyle Flood of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the fourth quarter of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Former Big Ten head coach hit with show cause penalty as NCAA hands down punishments to lowly program


Rutgers was just hit with a "failure to monitor" its program charge by the NCAA, but will not face a postseason bowl ban —- probably because they don't need help missing the postseason —- or a reduction of scholarships. The biggest punishment that came out of this is former head coach Kyle Flood getting a show-cause penalty for a year and probation for two years.

During that one-year, any NCAA member school employing him must show cause why he should not have restrictions on athletically related activities. However, that's likely not to matter since Flood is an offensive line coach for NFL's Atlanta Falcons and the NFL does not care about these things at all.

If you're curious to hear what the NCAA found, here it is in all of its ridiculousness:

Rutgers failed to monitor its football program over a five-year period when it did not ensure its football student host group and its drug-testing program followed university policy and NCAA rules, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The former head football coach failed to monitor his operations staff, which had oversight of the host group, and failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance when he violated university policy by contacting an instructor to make a special academic arrangement for a student-athlete. Another violation in the football program occurred when a former assistant football coach acted unethically when he was not truthful about a recruiting contact during his interviews with NCAA enforcement staff.

There was a $5,000 fine that the school self-imposed and the NCAA accepted as well as some minor recruiting punishments self-imposed by the university. Less calls and and off-campus recruiting days were some of what Rutgers will have to deal with, but mostly the embarrassment of not even being very good when they were cheating.

[h/t The Spun]