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School Releases Allegations Against Bruce

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November 25, 1992|From Staff and Wire Reports

Colorado State officials released an extensive list of allegations aimed at supporting their firing of football coach Earle Bruce, including two alleged NCAA violations.

University counsel Brian Snow and President Albert Yates said the allegations went beyond the physical and verbal abuse of Bruce's players.

Snow said a university investigation revealed that Bruce violated NCAA rules related to days off for players and off-season coaching of players.

Also according to Snow, Bruce created barriers to academic progress by discouraging players from taking courses in their field of study that might conflict with football practice.

Snow also said he had evidence of allegations of players receiving injections of painkillers before games. Snow and Yates said Bruce allegedly punched several players "with a closed fist in unprotected areas of their bodies" out of anger.

They also charged Bruce with being verbally abusive toward certain university employees and of intimidating campus police.

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