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Rutgers' Kyle Flood to coach opener; 5 players arrested

Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation and the arrest and suspension of five football players. Hours after Flood said at practice Thursday he would coach, prosecutors announced the arrest and charges against five players, including three starters. Athletic director Julie Hermann said later Thursday that the arrested players had been suspended. They include cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who is at the center of the investigation into whether Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about Barnwell's academic status. Prosecutors announced Barnwell, defensive back Ruhann Peele,...