Another Letter by Ex-Athletes Slams NU Over Fitzgerald Firing

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Another letter by former Northwestern University athletes, including several of Pat Fitzgerald's former football teammates, questions the school's administrative leadership and alleges a lack of due process in firing Fitzgerald amid hazing allegations within his program.

As reported by Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, the open letter criticizes university administrators for a lack of due process before the July 10 firing of Fitzgerald, saying it "left a welcome mat out for the weaponization of sexual harassment, hazing, and racism allegations" at the school.

The letter, obtained Monday by ESPN, is signed by 86 former Northwestern athletes and argues that both  university president Michael Schill and athletic director Derrick Gragg displayed "a clear failure of unbiased and principled leadership" and should be fired if they don't "positively support our athletic programs with due process." The athletes ask for the release the findings of an investigation Northwestern commissioned into hazing allegations from a former player under Fitzgerald.

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