Jack Parker: Greg Cronin’s punishment ‘kind of doesn’t match’

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

Northeastern coach Greg Cronin was suspended indefinitely by the school last Friday for possible recruiting violations. We got a chance today to ask BU coach Jack Parker what his thoughts on the situation are. Here’s what he had to say in full:

“We certainly don’t like to see a coach get in trouble. I know Greg Cronin as a coach and as a friend. It’s obvious that he’s made some mistakes, but I’ve never considered him a cheater or a guy that was looking to get a competitive advantage by bending the rules to suit himself. I’m sure they had rationale as to what he did wrong. He’s not denying that something went wrong.

“But the severity of what happened to him as opposed to the hearsay of what you hear… all I know is he’s not on the bench any more and he’s suspended. And what I hear the reasons are, it kind of doesn’t match. Maybe I haven’t gotten all of it. I don’t know what’s going on there.

“Just from a personal point of view, I know Greg real well. I would be surprised if he was going out of his way to get a competitive advantage by bending the rules.”

1 thought on “Jack Parker: Greg Cronin’s punishment ‘kind of doesn’t match’”

  1. Jack’s kidding himself- Cronin’s not above bending the rules for an advantage. He was well known to be using steroids as a player…

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