Princeton fires coach for elbowing player

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has fired its men's lacrosse coach after he elbowed an opposing player.

The university said Wednesday that the move to terminate Chris Bates came after a review of the incident that took place during a game at Brown University on Saturday. He had been put on leave earlier this week.

A video of the game shows Bates hitting a Brown midfielder with his elbow as he was running off the field.

Bates was in his seventh season and had led the Tigers to Ivy League titles three times.

The team's offensive coordinator, Matt Madalon will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season. The university will conduct a national search for a replacement after the season.

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