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Second accuser comes forward in accusing former Rutgers DC of bullying

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In mid-November a report about a former Rutgers player accusing defensive coordinator Dave Cohen of bullying. Now, despite no longer being a part of the program after losing his job during staff changes at the end of the season, Cohen is once again tied to another case of alleged bullying.

According to a new report by MyCentralJersey.com, a former Western Michigan player approached Rutgers athletics director Julie Hermann via email the day after the original report was published. In it, the anonymous Wester Michigan player extended support to Jevon Tyree, the Rutgers player accusing Cohen of abuse, and explained Cohen made his life miserable at Western Michigan.

“I was once the target of Cohen at the University of Western Michigan where he was my dc before I too left the team due to the bullying I [received]¬†from Cohen,” the email reads. “Cohen made my time at Western Michigan the worst experience of my life. I could not believe a man like Cohen was in a position of power because he [completely]¬†abuses his authority.”

Hermann shared this email with other Rutgers officials, but no investigation was ever conducted. Cohen was fired about three weeks later, along with two other assistant football coaches. When approached by officers about the email, Cohen reportedly denied the accusations.

Cohen is currently a member of the Wake Forest coaching staff, coaching the defensive line.

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7 Responses to “Second accuser comes forward in accusing former Rutgers DC of bullying”
  1. fearthehoody says: Jan 10, 2014 11:20 PM

    I’m getting tired of this! What happened to this country? When I got my scholarship, I had an O Line coach my first two years who made every practice a you know what! But you knew he was doing it to get the most potential out of his line! I knew it was not personal, I hung in there, had the time of my life with buddies I’ll never forget. Today I’m a better man for it. I graduated in 2008, so I’m. not some old man talk in bout the 50’s

  2. donovandancy says: Jan 10, 2014 11:48 PM

    OoooOoooooohhh! Bullying by a coach! what a scandal!

  3. normtide says: Jan 11, 2014 12:42 AM

    Football players being bullied, Lord have mercy. How about grow a pair. There are young men your age fighting and dying for our country. And you tell me a man on a free ride at a huge university, being a star on campus, is complaining he has it tough? This country is doomed.

  4. meatcarroll says: Jan 11, 2014 2:10 AM

    Grow a pair of balls you worthless sissies. You are what’s wrong with this country.

  5. tg1896 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:25 AM

    The main reason I like sports is because it ISN’T politics. Politics is all rock-throwing, gotchas, and unfounded rumors. Well, guess what? That pretty much describes sports reporting these days. What a bunch of drivel.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Jan 11, 2014 1:05 PM

    normtide says:

    “Football players being bullied, Lord have mercy. How about grow a pair. There are young men your age fighting and dying for our country. And you tell me a man on a free ride at a huge university, being a star on campus, is complaining he has it tough? This country is doomed.”

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    This is the generation we’ve put forth. Most of them have been babied by their parents who think they’re the greatest thing to ever grace the face of the earth. That is apparent by how schools are not allowed to chastise or punish children for bad/inappropriate behavior. My generation (born in the 60’s) teachers were allowed to deal with immediate issues and parents backed them up. Now parents want to fight teachers, file suit against the teachers and the school, etc. As the mother of 2 sons, they knew if the teacher called me and had a valid reason for punishment, not only did they get it at school they had to face me when they got home. All parents need to realize that your children no matter how well behaved in front of you will push the limits and follow peer pressure once you’re not around…

  7. normtide says: Jan 11, 2014 7:28 PM

    Exactly. My kids go to schools that still paddle. I also teach my children not to blame other things and people for their problems.

    The problem with the way most children are raised is they can’t deal with failure, because they fail. Any adversity shuts them down. Guess what, life is tough. You have to be tougher.

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