Attorney Joseph Nicks, the independent investigator looking into allegations made by former players and their families against head men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle, has delivered his final report to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Chancellor Tom Harden said this morning (Wednesday, May 15) that the University will publicly release the investigator’s report as soon as it is legally permissible to do so.
Because the allegations arise out of Mr. Wardle’s employment at the University, the Wisconsin Public Records law requires the institution to provide a notification to him that the report will be publicly released.
That notification is consistent with past UW System practice and the open records law provision. Mr. Wardle has up to 10 days to review his copy of the report and challenge whether all or part of the document should be released.
Before the report and any decision are released to the public, Chancellor Harden is planning to meet with Coach Wardle. The Chancellor said the University will have no further comment until the report is made public.