Fired University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says the findings of an investigation, showing he interfered with medical procedures and pressured players to play hurt, are “utterly false.”
In a statement, Beckman also suggests he might take legal action. He says U of I’s decision to fire him violated his contract. Beckman’s firing was announced Friday afternoon.
U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas says the investigation’s preliminary findings showed enough evidence that Beckman needed to be dismissed.