UMBC Coach Gets Caught Up in Threat Scandal

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Earlier this week, five UMBC lacrosse players were suspended after violent statements they’d made about their younger teammates were made public. Now the team’s coach is facing scrutiny as well.

The Baltimore Sun reports that co-head coach Tony Giro has been placed on leave pending an investigation of the threatening messages. The university has also decided to stop all contact drills for the time being, presumably because they’re afraid that the players might kill each other.

Four of the five students implicated in the messages have hired a PR firm. Through a spokesperson, they apologized for their messages.

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