University To Sack Ex - Football Team Coaches

University to sack ex-football team coaches

A Japanese university will dismiss its American football team's former head coach and his assistant over a dangerous foul that drew widespread criticism.

Tokyo-based Nihon University made the decision at a meeting of its directors on Monday. The team submitted a report on the issue to the Kantoh Collegiate Football Association earlier this month.

The report acknowledged that Masato Uchida and his assistant, Tsutomu Inoue, ordered a defender to make a late tackle against the quarterback of the team from Kwansei Gakuin University in May.

The quarterback suffered injuries that took several weeks to heal.

Uchida resigned or has been removed from all positions he held at the university in the wake of the scandal.

The association has expelled the 2 men and barred the team from playing official games.

It is expected to decide on Tuesday at the earliest whether to lift the suspension.