NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has hired a law firm to investigate bullying allegations against a former football player against an assistant coach.
University lawyer John Farmer Jr. had announced last week that he would conduct a review.
But he has since recused himself from the case. University spokesman Pete McDonough tells the Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1cNKvje ) that Farmer stepped down because he could be called as a witness in the case. He did not detail his involvement, though.
Cornerback Jevon Tyree has said defensive coordinator Dave Cohen verbally and threatened to head-butt him last spring.
Tyree quit the team on Nov. 6. He remains on scholarship for this school year.
Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com