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Earlier this year, Rutgers was caught up in a bullying scandal with head basketball coach Mike Rice. Some seven months later, they’re dealing with yet another case of bullying in their sports program. Cornerback Jevon Tyree quit the football earlier this month for unspecified reasons. Now, he is coming clean, explaining that “an outright bullying episode” is what led to his departure, according to Tyree, 19, said that defensive coordinator Dave Cohen bullied him during a study-hall session in April — the same month Rice was fired, calling him “emasculating names” and even threatening to headbutt him after the cornerback missed a week of spring practices with a hamstring injury. The school claims that Cohen apologized the next day and the situation was “dealt with immediately,” but Tyree and his parents don’t view it quite the same way, claiming that the school only decided to speak with the family after the Tyrees requested a meeting with head coach Kyle Flood. Tyree agreed ...

Ex-Rutgers DB says he was bullied

Former Rutgers defensive back Jevon Tyree and his parents are seeking disciplinary action against Scarlet Knights defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, accusing him of bullying the 19-year-old, the Tyrees told The family is alleging that Cohen berated Tyree during a spring study hall session, using vulgar language and threatening to head-butt him. Tyree, who left the team Nov...

Rutgers player quits after coach's verbal abuse

A Rutgers football player has left the team after alleging that a coach verbally abused him and threatened to head-butt him during a spring study hall session. The player says the assistant then treated him unfairly once the season started. Jevon Tyree, a redshirt freshman from Somerset, was on scholarship and quit the team last week. According to the website, Tyree says...

Rutgers AD meets with family of Jevon Tyree, alleged bullied player

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann has met with the family of a former football player who left the team after claiming a coach bullied him and then limited his playing time. Hermann met with the parents of Jevon Tyree on Wednesday to clarify misunderstandings and resolve the issues relating to Tyree's experience as a student-athlete at Rutgers University. Clarice and...

Rutgers football player claims coach verbally abused & threatened physical harm; Family claims AD lied

Rutgers defensive back Jevon Tyree and his parents, Mark and Clarice, are seeking disciplinary action against defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, who, the Tyrees told, during a spring study hall session, got in Tyree's face, called him a "*****" and a "*****" and threatened to head-butt him. Jevon said the incident occurred in April in front of approximately...

Rutgers DC Accused of Bullying And Verbal Abuse By Former Player

I’m sure these cases and accusations will continue to pour out in light of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying scandal in Miami. According to the Newark Star Ledger, former Rutgers DB Jevon Tyree has accused defensive coordinator Dave Cohen of bullying, which caused him to leave the team. Tyree claims Cohen confronted him during an April study hall session, and called... TV:: Longa Talks Defensive Struggles

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Rutgers defense gave up more than 50 points for the third time this season in a 52-17 loss to Cincinnati. Speaking in the locker room after digesting the embarrassing loss, red-shirt freshman middle linebacker Steve Longa talked about the adjustments and struggles on the defensive side of the ball.
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