Attorney to lead probe of Wis.-Green Bay coach

Four players have left program in past two months

Published On: Apr 16 2013 07:20:20 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has hired a lawyer to investigate a complaint against men's basketball coach Brian Wardle.

Attorney Joseph Nicks will lead the investigation. He told The Associated Press on Monday he plans to start quickly and conduct a fair analysis. He says he can't speculate on how long it will take.

The school announced the investigation last week after the parents of a former center wrote a letter alleging their son was mistreated. The school and the family have declined to release the letter or reveal the basis for the allegations.

Wardle released a statement through the school saying he'll support the process and won't comment further.

The center and three other players have left the basketball program since mid-February. One said he had "differences" with Wardle.