Big Ten Imposes Suspension of Purdue Football Student-Athlete Zach Reckman and Issues Public Reprimand
Sept. 23, 2009
The Big Ten Conference office announced that it will impose a one-game suspension on Purdue University football student-athlete Zach Reckman for violating the Big Ten Sportslike Conduct Agreement during Purdue’s game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 19, 2009.
“We appreciate Purdue’s and head coach Danny Hope’s attention to this issue and feel a one-game suspension is appropriate,” Commissioner James E. Delany said. “The behavior of Zach Reckman at the end of the Northern Illinois game is unacceptable and could have triggered a larger incident.”