Pac-12 study finds no abuse in WSU football

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Pac-12 investigation found no evidence of physical or mental abuse of players in the Washington State football program.

The findings of the independent review were released Tuesday and mirrored the findings of Washington State's own internal review of the allegations.

Former Washington State receiver Marquess Wilson contended near the end of last football season that players were suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands of coaches. Wilson, who quit the team, subsequently recanted his allegations.

But university President Elson Floyd asked the school and the Pac-12 to investigate the charges anyway.

The Pac-12 report was compiled after 20 interviews with coaches, players, parents of players and athletic department staff members.