BU basketball coach accused of bullying by players

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – The women's basketball coach at Boston University has been accused of bullying her players. Four players have reportedly left the team and $60,000-a-year scholarships behind due to her behavior.

One player said that the she considered suicide because the bullying by coach Kelly Greenberg was so bad, while another admitted to seeking mental health care. Two other players said that the intense bullying ruined their love for the game, the Boston Globe reported.

All four of those players, who each had a $60,000-a-year athletic scholarship, left the team this year, which raised questions about the way Greenberg treats her athletes and caused the university to open an internal investigation into the allegations.

"We have been made aware of issues and concerns about Coach Greenberg, and we're taking a very serious look at them from both inside and outside of athletics,'' BU spokesman Colin Riley said.

Those four players are not the first to accuse Greenberg of bullying. In fact, seven years ago most of her players reported the same behavior to the school's athletic director, the Globe said.

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