WPI Football Coach Resigns

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Worcester, Mass. -- WPI announced today that it has concluded a lengthy and thorough review of allegations made earlier this fall regarding the misuse of football video tapes prior to a game with Worcester State College. An agreement had been made between the coaches of Worcester State College and WPI that neither team would view the other's scrimmage tapes prior to their game. WPI President Edward A. Parrish said that the review has revealed that, contrary to the agreement between Worcester State and WPI, a film of a Worcester State scrimmage was shown to several WPI players.

President Parrish has extended his apologies to Worcester State College. WPI's Athletic Department has informed WPI's football coaches and players of its intention to forfeit that game played this fall.

Parrish said that WPI has a long tradition of scholar athletes, and integrity is a key component of the educational and athletic programs. He expressed his concern that students had been placed in a situation that was not reflective of these ideals. Today he accepted the resignation of coach Kevin Morris.