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Former player details alleged abuse by UWGB coach

UW-Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle talks to Jordan Fouse during the first half of their game against UW-Milwaukee Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Klotsche Center at UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Photo: Image by Mark Hoffman

Former player details alleged abuse by UWGB coach

By the Associated Press. CREATED Apr 30, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball player is detailing his accusations of abuse that sparked an investigation into coach Brian Wardle.

In an interview published Monday with the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://gbpg.net/Zhtp6a) former freshman center Ryan Bross says Wardle abused him verbally, made comments about his sex life, interfered with his academic course choices and drove him after he became ill during a practice to the point he lost control of his bowels.

The 33-year-old Wardle in a statement says the version of events being reported is false but that he cannot talk about the specific allegations due to the investigation.

The university announced it was investigating Wardle after receiving a complaint from Bross' parents. The parents of a second player, senior forward Brennan Cougill, also filed a complaint.