Investigation Claims Coach Flood Corrected Papers For A Student Athlete
Rutgers University announced on Wednesday that head football coach Kyle Flood will serve a three-game suspension after an investigation found that Flood broke a well-established rule over meddling in student-athlete's academic affairs. The university said Flood used his personal email for inappropriate contact with faculty about a student-athlete's academic standing, as well as meeting with that person off-campus for the same purpose. Flood and the student also confirmed that the coach corrected grammar and made minor editorial suggestions on a term paper, though that help did not rise to the level of academic misconduct. The contact with the faculty member, though, was out of line and landed Flood a three-game suspension and a $50,000 fine.
Brothers Drove Deng Themselves After Finding Out Expense Of Official Transport
Just days after a grand jury handed down indictments to 37 members of Baruch College's Pi Delta Psi fraternity -- including five potential murder charges -- over the hazing-related death of 19-year-old pledge Michael Deng, disturbing details have emerged about that night. According the the grand jury report obtained by The New York Times, instead of seeking immediate help for Deng after he passed out during a hazing ritual, fraternity brothers allegedly googled head injury symptoms like "snoring but not waking up" and looked up the cost of calling an ambulance before deciding that was too expensive. Three of the brothers eventually drove Deng to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Tsunami Warning After Chilean Earthquake
A magnitude 8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile set buildings swaying in Santiago and triggered tsunami alerts along the country's shoreline and as far as Hawaii. At press time, there were reports of five dead and huge flooding in coastal Chilean towns as more than 1 million people fled their homes to avoid the wall of water. The warnings were later lifted for Hawaii (though dangerous current warnings remained in place), as well as California and Chile's far southern region, but several major aftershocks continued to rattle the northern coast.
Quick take 1: Accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing over charges that he deserted his post and put his unit in Afghanistan in jeopardy. Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years before his 2014 release, could face five years in prison over the desertion charge and up to life for a "misbehavior before the enemy" charge. Military prosecutors and Bergdahl's lawyers will argue over whether or not he should face trial in the incident.
Quick Take 2: More than a dozen of the women who've accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct will appear in a one-hour special entitled, "Cosby: The Women Speak," on A&E Thursday night (Sept. 17).
Daily Vid: Jimmy Fallon put on his The Donald wig and gave advice to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the GOP front-runner on Wednesday night just moments after Carly Fiorina sent a very strong message to the real estate mogul during the second GOP debate.