Chris Doyle is no longer at Iowa.
Last week, the former strength coach was accused by Manny Rugamba of using racially insensitive comments.
Iowa announced Monday that it has reached a separation agreement with longtime strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who had held the position since 1999. Doyle, who earned $800,000 per year as the nation’s highest-paid strength coach, will receive a $1.11 million buyout and full health benefits from Iowa for the next 15 months, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.
Doyle released another statement after parting ways with the school:
“Iowa City has been home to our family for 21 years. I am grateful Iowa football provided an opportunity to work with incredible players, coaches, and support staff. I have worked diligently to make a positive impact on the lives of student-athletes, support them as they speak out, and look forward to continued growth. I am confident that my record and character will be confirmed in the course of the independent review. The University and I have reached an agreement and it is time to move on from Iowa football. My family and I are looking forward to the next chapter.”
Star defensive back Amani Hooker suggested it was “difficult” for black players to be themselves when walking around the facility.
“I remember whenever walking into the facility it would be difficult for black players to walk around the facility and be themselves,” Hooker said on Twitter. “As if the way you grew up was the wrong way or wasn’t acceptable & that you would be judge by that and it would impact playing time.”
Former teammate Maurice Fleming: