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Rutgers hires firm for bullying investigation

11-27-13

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.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com