Idaho State football coach Mike Kramer under investigation for shoving player
Coach Kramer will be on the sidelines when ISU faces the Northern Colorado Bears on Saturday
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012 00:10
Idaho State’s second-year head football coach Mike Kramer is under investigation after a report was released that he shoved one of his players to the ground during an Oct. 3 practice. Idaho State senior wide receiver Derek Graves filed a report Sunday to the Pocatello Police Department indicating he was injured when Kramer shoved him to the ground.
ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” released the practice video showing Kramer pushing Graves, and Graves falling to the ground. Graves said he has suffered neck spasms since the incident, and he has not played since it occured.
The University of Northern Colorado (1-5, 0-3) plays host to the Bengals (1-5, 0-3) this weekend, and Idaho State Assistant Athletic Director Steve Schaack said Kramer will still coach from the sidelines.
This is not the first time Kramer has fallen into trouble. Kramer served as head coach at Eastern Washington (1994-1999) and Montana State (2002-2007), where red flags were raised during both tenures.
During the 1995 season at Eastern Washington, Kramer was accused of slapping a player but denied it. While at Montana State, Kramer was fired after at least five current or past players were accused of drug-related charges.
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