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Binghamton University Wrestling Coach Fined

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Binghamton University wrestling coach Matthew Dernlan has been fined $500 by the NCAA for misconduct during the wrestling championships in Iowa.

Dernlan was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication March 22 while he was in Des Moines for the championship.

In announcing Dernlan’s punishment today, the NCAA noted the coach did not show up for a mandatory administrative meeting two days earlier.

In addition to the fine, Dernlan received a public reprimand from the NCAA.

David Martin, who chairs the NCAA Division One wrestling committee, said the committee believes “this mistake is not typical” of Dernlan’s character.

Dernlan earlier had been fined $65 after pleading guilty to the charges in Iowa.

The university suspended him without pay for two weeks following the incident.

Binghamton University athletic director Patrick Elliott issued a statement supporting the NCAA ruling.

Elliott said the school treats any misconduct “very seriously.”

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