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New report released following investigation into Buffalo State soccer team

Posted at 1:37 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 13:44:31-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Months after a mass exodus of players from the Buffalo State College soccer team, an independent review of the program has been released.

On November, 11 players quit and signed a formal complaint against the team's longtime coach.

A new report released Tuesday, completed by Syracuse-based law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, did not substantiate complaints regarding the handling of student-athlete injuries, mental health, or physical well-being. It also concluded that no NCAA violations occurred. But it did confirm concerns related to leadership and team culture.

The Vice President of Student Affairs at the college also noted that investigators described an atmosphere that is inconsistent with the school's values.

A decision regarding program leadership for next season has yet to be made.