Rutgers investigating communication between Flood, faculty

Rutgers is investigating whether football coach Kyle Flood violated team or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player. first reported that Rutgers University's office of general counsel is investigating the severity of the alleged violation and the university confirmed its office of ethics had the matter brought to its attention about a week ago.

Flood says he is unaware of an investigation and had not been contacted by university officials about the issue.

Flood could be in violation of NCAA rules regarding extra benefits and university rules by communicating with faculty member about a players' course work. If Flood was found to have violated rules regarding extra benefits he could face a possible NCAA suspension or dismissal by Rutgers.