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Welcome back to football (terms and conditions apply)


By Billy Witz


You can say this about the college football industrial complex: It knows how to take care of its own. Iowa rid itself of its longtime strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle earlier this week after a long line of former players accused him of abusive behavior, including racist comments.


To make him go away, the university on Monday sent Doyle off with a $1.1 million parting gift (with 15 months of health benefits) — quite a bit more than the $15,000 settlement it paid one of the 13 players who ended up hospitalized in 2011 after one of Doyle’s punishing winter workouts.


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