May 1, 2013
Former Player Outlines Abuse Allegations Against Bross

Green Bay Press-Gazette

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130429/GPG020101/304290404/Men-s-basketball-Bross-outlines-complaints-against-UWGB-s-Wardle?nclick_check=1

Ryan Bross, the former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball player whose allegations led to an investigation of coach Brian Wardle, went public with his accusations Monday.

In an interview with Press-Gazette Media, Bross shared the details of his complaint, which focused on allegations of vulgar, demeaning language Wardle used against the walk-on freshman, and an incident in which the coach made an ill Bross continue a workout until he couldn’t control his bowels and then ridiculed him for it.

Bross’ mother, Brooke, outlined these complaints in a letter she submitted to UWGB Chancellor Thomas Harden on April 9. Harden announced two days later that the school would use an independent investigator to look into these claims.

Local attorney Joseph Nicks, who interviewed Bross on Monday, is handling the investigation.

The 33-year-old Wardle, who has a 47-49 record in three seasons as head coach, declined comment but issued a statement.

“I can assure you the well-being of my players is foremost in my mind at all times, Wardle said in the statement. I cannot comment on the specific allegations under federal privacy laws. I can say the version of events you are reporting is inaccurate. I have fully cooperated with the independent investigator, as have our players and coaches. I fully expect the eyewitnesses to these allegations you are reporting will contradict the version you are reporting.”

Former Player Outlines Abuse Allegations Against Bross

Green Bay Press-Gazette

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130429/GPG020101/304290404/Men-s-basketball-Bross-outlines-complaints-against-UWGB-s-Wardle?nclick_check=1

Ryan Bross, the former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball player whose allegations led to an investigation of coach Brian Wardle, went public with his accusations Monday.

In an interview with Press-Gazette Media, Bross shared the details of his complaint, which focused on allegations of vulgar, demeaning language Wardle used against the walk-on freshman, and an incident in which the coach made an ill Bross continue a workout until he couldn’t control his bowels and then ridiculed him for it.

Bross’ mother, Brooke, outlined these complaints in a letter she submitted to UWGB Chancellor Thomas Harden on April 9. Harden announced two days later that the school would use an independent investigator to look into these claims.

Local attorney Joseph Nicks, who interviewed Bross on Monday, is handling the investigation.

The 33-year-old Wardle, who has a 47-49 record in three seasons as head coach, declined comment but issued a statement.

“I can assure you the well-being of my players is foremost in my mind at all times, Wardle said in the statement. I cannot comment on the specific allegations under federal privacy laws. I can say the version of events you are reporting is inaccurate. I have fully cooperated with the independent investigator, as have our players and coaches. I fully expect the eyewitnesses to these allegations you are reporting will contradict the version you are reporting.”






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