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Second former Illinois player alleges misconduct by coach Tim Beckman

Second former Illinois player alleges misconduct by coach Tim Beckman

Amid a call from a college athlete advocacy group for an external investigation into allegations by former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic, another former Illini football player has claimed misconduct by coach Tim Beckman. The university chancellor's office, meanwhile, will review the allegations independently from the athletic department — excluding athletic director Mike Thomas from the process — according to a football team spokesman. Thomas had said Monday he would work with the chancellor's office to conduct an internal investigation into claims of player mistreatment and abuse while simultaneously voicing his support of Beckman and saying he...

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