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George Washington University Investigating Men’s Basketball Coach After Players’ Complaints

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    Mike Lonergan coaching during the NIT Championship game against Valparaiso at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    George Washington University said it is bringing in outside counsel as part of an investigation into allegations against men's basketball coach Mike Lonergan.

    The school said in a statement released by a spokesman Thursday night that it is “undertaking a Title IX review” but that “some of the reported allegations go beyond the scope of Title IX.”

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    The statement comes in response to a Washington Post story published earlier Thursday that says former GW players -- quoted anonymously -- complained about Lonergan's behavior.

    Lonergan told The Washington Post that “these types of accusations” were previously investigated by the school “and found to be groundless.”

    Lonergan led GW to the National Invitation Tournament championship last season.