Ex-Nihon University Coaches Expelled from Football


Tokyo, May 29 (Jiji Press)--The board of the Kantoh Collegiate Football Association on Tuesday decided to expel two former coaches of Nihon University's American football team over a violent hit by one of its players.

The two, who received the harshest penalty the association of college football teams in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures can mete out, are former head coach Masato Uchida and former assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue.

The association also decided to ban the Nihon University Phoenix as well as the defensive player who made the hit from playing in official matches until the end of the 2018 season.

The suspension can be lifted if it is confirmed there is no risk of a similar incident occurring and a drastic organizational reform is made in the team.

Phoenix defensive coordinator Taku Mori received the second-harshest punishment of disqualification.

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