By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The men’s soccer coach at Central Connecticut is coming under fire after acknowledging he took stacks of the university’s student newspaper and threw them in the garbage.
Coach Shaun Green declined Tuesday to comment on the incident, but told police he emptied the newspaper racks at the school’s student center last Thursday because he was upset over an article in The Recorder detailing his team’s failure to qualify academically for next season’s NCAA tournament.
The team also will not be allowed to play in the Northeast Conference tournament.
The incident was captured by video cameras.
No charges were filed, but school spokesman Mark McLaughlin said the university takes the incident seriously.
He said the coach is scheduled to meet Wednesday with the athletic director to discuss his behavior.
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