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Report: UWGB Opens Investigation Of Basketball Coach After Abuse Claim

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(CBS) According to a report, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is investigating men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle after the university received a complaint from the parents of a former player alleging abuse by the head coach.

The report from the Green Bay Press-Gazette cites university chancellor Thomas Harden, who confirmed an outside agency will investigate the accusations.

“We’re acting quickly,” Harden said. “We’re going to move assertively and bring this to a conclusion as fast as we can.”

The formal complain came from the parents of freshman center Ryan Bross, who left the program after last season.

The report claims the abuse was verbal and emotional, not physical. Since February, four players have left the basketball program.

Read the full report here.