Statement from Rutgers Scarlet Knights athletic director Julie Hermann.
"Earlier today I joined Coach [Kyle] Flood, met with the football team and delivered a message about personal accountability and the responsibility to be caretakers of Rutgers Football and everything it represents.
"As the leader of the athletic department, I felt it was important to meet with the players to express my profound disappointment over recent issues involving the program, but at the same time make the team fully aware that they have my unwavering support.
"This program has historically represented this university to the highest standards, both on and off the field. I can tell you from my personal interactions that this locker room is filled with the type of leaders and quality young men that will continue to serve as exemplary ambassadors for the university.
"The expectation is that they will continue to do so.
"Please understand, there will be no further comment on pending matters until they are resolved."