Robin Pflugrad Fired: Did Sexual Assault Allegations Against Players Lead To This?

The University of Montana has yet to release its statement on the firings of head coach Robin Pflugrad and athletic director Jim O'Day, but it appears that the sexual assault allegations against multiple players may have played a part in this. As Big Lead Sports detailed in Jan. 2012, the university was investigating at least five cases of sexual assault cases, most of which occurred in 2010 and 2011 and allegedly involved members of the football team.

Colter Nuanez of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle writes that most recently quarterback Jordan Johnson missed the start of spring practice due to a temporary restraining order against him after being accused of sexual assault by a female student.

This seems to be enough reason to fire the football coach and the athletic director. But will President Royce Engstrom also come under for having allowed this to go on for so long?

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