(Evanston, IL) — Northwestern University is looking for a new head football coach. Pat Fitzgerald was fired yesterday following hazing allegations against the football program.
The decision comes in the wake of a two-week unpaid suspension that the school announced on Friday, following a university-commissioned investigation into hazing allegations within the program. After the original announcement, university president Michael Schill said in a letter to the community that he “may have erred in weighing the appropriate sanction” for Fitzgerald after new details emerged surrounding the hazing allegations.
The Daily Northwestern revealed Saturday that the alleged hazing involved sexual acts.
Fitzgerald has coached Northwestern since 2006 and was two years into a 10-year, 57-million dollar contract.