Rutgers Fires Swim Coach Amid Emotional Abuse Claims


Rutgers University has fired its women’s swimming and diving coach amid mental and verbal abuse allegations.

Petra Martin’s dismissal came Thursday after athletics director Patrick Hobbs met with the team on Wednesday.

“[T]he coach and the Director of Athletics mutually agreed that it was in the best interest of the program for the coach to resign,” Rutgers said in a statement.

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