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U Wants Independent Investigation of Coaching Abuse Allegations

Dan Bammes

  An independent investigation will look into the conduct of the former University of Utah head swimming coach.   Greg Winslow was suspended last month and the university announced last week it would not renew his contract.

U President David Pershing has asked two attorneys, Alan Sullivan from Utah and Michael Glazier, a sports specialist from Kansas City, to look into whether Winslow abused his players and whether he was properly supervised by university officials.  Athletics Director Chris Hill expects to be under scrutiny along with others.

“When I asked the president on Saturday to do this," Hill told KUER, "it was the fact that we have to find out from independent people – everything.”

Police at Arizona State University investigated allegations that Winslow sexually abused a teenage girl he was coaching several years ago, but no charges have been filed in the case.

The report from the Arizona investigation says Winslow denied engaging in any inappropriate contact in that case.  He hasn’t yet responded publicly to the Utah allegations.

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