Rutgers head coach Chris Ash isn’t going to tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior from his players. He made his point loud and clear during the Scarlet Knights season finale against Michigan State.
During the game, defensive tackle Julius Turner was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, costing Rutgers some yardage. But it also cost Turner playing time, as Ash kicked the freshman off the field after the penalty.
Following Rutgers’ 40-7 loss to Michigan State, Ash spoke with the media about the decision to toss Turner from the game.
“That’s not the behavior we’re going to have on this football team,” Ash said according to NJ.com. “I’m not going to tolerate that. I don’t like how he handled himself out on the field. It’s real simple. We have a standard and they’re going to live up to that standard or they won’t be out there. I’m not going to tolerate that.”
Ash also said he had someone escort Turner off the field.
Turner finished the day with three tackles. Rutgers finished the season 4-8 with the loss.