Penn State Men’s Basketball Coach Resigns After Investigation of “Noose” Remark

Pat Chambers, head men’s basketball coach at Pennsylvania State University, resigned following an internal investigation of new allegations of inappropriate conduct by Chambers that were uncovered following an expose in an article on ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Rasir Bolton, a basketball player who transferred to Iowa State University in 2019, alleged that Coach Chambers had made an inappropriate remark. According to Bolton, Chambers told him, “I want to be a stress reliever for you. You can talk to me about anything. I need to get some of this pressure off you. I want to loosen the noose that’s around your neck.”

Bolton later posted that “due to other interactions with Coach, I knew this was no slip of the tongue.”

Athletic director Sandy Barbour said that the new allegation was unrelated to the incident Bolton detailed to The Undefeated. But he would not elaborate on the details.

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