Jerry Kill denies abuse allegations

Updated: November 20, 2012, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill defended a forceful rebuke of leading receiver A.J. Barker that led to the player's abrupt departure from the program, saying he had to discipline the player for a confrontation with the team's training staff.

Barker quit the Golden Gophers on Sunday and went public with a scathing email that accused Kill of manipulative and borderline abusive behavior.

"I feel bad for A.J. I feel bad that that's the way he feels about the situation," ...

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