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Wichita State’s Marshall resigns after abuse probe

Gregg Marshall resigned as Wichita State men’s basketball coach following an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct toward Shockers players, the school announced Tuesday.The school agreed to a contract settlement of $7.75 million, with the sum to be paid over six years.”This was a difficult decision, but one I feel was necessary for my family, the university and, most importantly, the student-athletes,” Marshall, 57, said in a statement.Players have accused Marshall of abusive behavior, with one alleging the coach punched former player Shaquille Morris during a practice in the 2015-16 season. Marshall also is alleged to have placed his hands around a staff member’s neck during that same season, and he allegedly berated a student-athlete from another sport and attempted to punch him through the driver’s side window of his vehicle because the student had parked in the coach’s spot.Former players at Winthrop recently have accused Marshall of abusive and racist behavior. Marshall was with that school from 1998-2007.Wichita State saw eight players initially enter the transfer portal last spring, with seven ultimately departing.