University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta held a news conference Monday to discuss a separation agreement made with Hawkeye football’s now-former strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle.Effective Monday, Doyle no longer serves as the team’s strength coach. The athletic department said Raimond Braithwaite will continue to serve as the interim director of football strength and training.A copy of the agreement shows Doyle will receive 15 months of base salary totaling $1,112,499.Doyle cannot seek employment at the University of Iowa moving forward and cannot sue the school for its decision.Barta said during the news conference that Husch Blackwell, a Kansas City-based law firm, will conduct an independent review of alleged racial disparities in the football program.“We don’t need an independent review to tell us we have issues,” Barta said. “We have issues, and we have (begun) taking some steps to improve and move forward.Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz placed Doyle on administrative leave June 6 following allegations against him.Former Hawkeye football players took to social media to share their experiences.Barta became tearful several times during the news conference when describing discussions regarding racism during his years in athletics.”I’ve had numerous conversations about racism and social injustice,” he said. “Those are surface conversations. The conversations we’ve been having go so much deeper than that.”During the news conference, Barta highlighted diversity efforts in place at the athletics department before the allegations against Doyle. He said the Doyle accusations proved that the department needed to do more for its athletes of color.“Prior to last week, I knew we were doing these things and I had convinced myself that we were doing enough,” Barta said. “And, frankly, the past few weeks have been a wakeup call.”

IOWA CITY, Iowa —

University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta held a news conference Monday to discuss a separation agreement made with Hawkeye football’s now-former strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle.

Effective Monday, Doyle no longer serves as the team’s strength coach. The athletic department said Raimond Braithwaite will continue to serve as the interim director of football strength and training.

A copy of the agreement shows Doyle will receive 15 months of base salary totaling $1,112,499.

Doyle cannot seek employment at the University of Iowa moving forward and cannot sue the school for its decision.

Barta said during the news conference that Husch Blackwell, a Kansas City-based law firm, will conduct an independent review of alleged racial disparities in the football program.

“We don’t need an independent review to tell us we have issues,” Barta said. “We have issues, and we have (begun) taking some steps to improve and move forward.

Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz placed Doyle on administrative leave June 6 following allegations against him.

Former Hawkeye football players took to social media to share their experiences.

Barta became tearful several times during the news conference when describing discussions regarding racism during his years in athletics.

“I’ve had numerous conversations about racism and social injustice,” he said. “Those are surface conversations. The conversations we’ve been having go so much deeper than that.”

During the news conference, Barta highlighted diversity efforts in place at the athletics department before the allegations against Doyle. He said the Doyle accusations proved that the department needed to do more for its athletes of color.

“Prior to last week, I knew we were doing these things and I had convinced myself that we were doing enough,” Barta said. “And, frankly, the past few weeks have been a wakeup call.”

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