December 10, 1992 |
Colorado State starting quarterback Anthoney Hill agreed with two of his teammates who said former coach Earle Bruce physically abused players, and supported the decision to fire him. "As far as I'm concerned, hearing both sides I agree with the decision," Hill said.
December 9, 1992 |
Two Colorado State reserves on Tuesday supported allegations that fired football coach Earle Bruce physically abused players. Bruce was fired Nov. 23 for several alleged violations of university and NCAA rules, including allegedly physically and verbally abusing players and forcing some to play with pain and take injections of painkillers. "All the allegations they listed are true," said running back Pat Ingrassia. "I've been hit with a closed fist on one or two occasions by Coach Bruce.
November 27, 1992 |
Earle Bruce, fired as Colorado State coach, acknowledged committing NCAA violations and punching players. Bruce said he violated rules about days off for players and off-season coaching, according to a story in the Coloradoan in Ft. Collins on Thursday. The school cited rules violations as a reason for his firing Monday. University officials said Bruce punched at least nine players "with a closed fist in unprotected areas of their bodies."
November 25, 1992 |
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.
November 24, 1992 |
Earle Bruce, football coach at Colorado State, was fired Monday for creating what school officials said was a climate of "intimidation and fear." Bruce, fired by Ohio State in 1987, had two years left on his contract. He refused to quit Sunday during a meeting with university President Albert Yates. Bruce, 62, said Monday he intended to fight to keep his job. "I am not perfect," Bruce said during an emotional news conference.
November 23, 1992 |
Earle Bruce said he wouldn't resign as football coach at Colorado State after a 5-7 season.