GREEN BAY - The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has launched an investigation into men's basketball coach Brian Wardle after receiving a complaint from the parents of a former player.
A University spokesperson told FOX 11 that an outside agency has been asked to look into allegations of mistreatment made by the parents of former freshman center Ryan Bross. The 7-foot-1 walk-on from Menomonee Falls left the Green Bay program at the end of the season and is expected to transfer to Concordia University in Mequon.
"UW-Green Bay Administration confirms it will retain an independent professional to look into allegations against Coach Wardle," the spokesperson said. "Chancellor Tom Harden received notice of the complaint on Tuesday night and responded immediately."
Wardle released a statement saying "I will be supportive of this process and I'm confident in the findings. I will have no further comment until it is concluded."
A call to the office of Green Bay chancellor Thomas Harden was not immediately returned.
Bross is one of four players to leave the basketball program since mid-February. Guard Kam Cerroni left in February, saying he had "differences" with Wardle. Freshman Nick Arenz left after the season, and junior guard Sultan Muhammad received his release Monday.
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