December 14th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Rutgers University has settled a lawsuit with former swim coach Petra Martin, paying her $725,000 and publicly exonerating her of allegations that she had bullied athletes or created a toxic culture within the swim team. reports that Rutgers reached the settlement on Friday, agreeing to pay Martin about three times what her terminated contract would have paid out over the final two and a half years of her contract. Rutgers fired Martin in November of 2017. An report at the time quoted several swimmers and parents who alleged that Martin had “shamed athletes over their weight, used abusive language during training sessions and demanded they stop using medication prescribed by their doctors for anxiety and other issues.” Martin denied the allegations, and the school said it had investigated the complaints and that their investigation “did not reveal any violation of university policy.” Now, Rutgers athletics director Patrick Hobbs is required to write Martin a letter of recommendation for future employment as part of the settlement terms. –  JARED ANDERSON, swimswam – Read More

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