On Monday, I was notified that the Whitewater Police Department is investigating an incident involving an adult-aged recruit for the wrestling team. This matter is ongoing and I can only share limited information at this time.
Because of my concerns about the circumstances surrounding the incident, and the possibility that NCAA rules and university policies and procedures may have been violated, on Tuesday I placed head wrestling coach Tim Fader on paid administrative suspension. I have also suspended all wrestling recruitment activities effective immediately.
I have asked Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Matt Aschenbrener and Center for Students with Disabilities Director Elizabeth Watson to conduct the internal investigation into the recruitment practices for wrestling.
I expect to conclude the internal investigation in a timely fashion. It is my intention to share further information with the campus community as I am able.
Richard J. Telfer
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