Thursday, March 17, 2011

UIS incident involves coach, parent and athletic director

The University of Illinois Springfield’s campus police department is investigating allegations of harassment involving the school’s outgoing athletic director, a controversial coach and a former player’s parent, who is also well known to the U of I system for his activism.

All three – athletic director Rodger Jehlicka, women’s basketball coach Marne Fauser and parent Mark Thompson – are named in a campus police report detailing alleged confrontations that occurred in The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) after a Feb. 17 game. Fauser sought an order of protection against Thompson for alleged stalking, but the court refused, stating that the alleged evidence was not a basis for an order of protection.

The incident was reported in a March 17, 2011, article in the Illinois Times.

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