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Former Towson player rips coaching staff

Towson, MD (Sports Network) - A former Towson football player told the university newspaper in published articles Tuesday that head coach Rob Ambrose inaccurately reported practice times and made offensive comments to the players.

The Towerlight articles stem from the comments of fifth-year senior Trevor Walker, who left the team last week, and another former player who spoke under the condition of anonymity.

Walker accused Ambrose of having the team exceed their NCAA practice limits and then reporting inaccurate practice times in logs submitted to the Towson's office of compliance.

Walker also accused Ambrose and defensive coordinator Matt Hachmann of verbally mistreating team members.

A Towson spokesman in the athletic department told The Sports Network the university has no comment on the articles.

Ambrose was named the 2011 Eddie Robinson Award as FCS coach of the year after he led Towson to last year's CAA Football title one season after finishing in last place.

This year, Towson has struggled to a 3-4 start, including 2-2 in the CAA. Another loss would likely knock the Tigers out of consideration for an FCS playoff bid.

Last Saturday, Towson lost at home to Old Dominion, 31-20, when star running back Terrance West was held out of the game. He missed practice time last week because of a death in his family.

10/23 12:55:07 ET