A player on Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team has accused the head coach of being emotionally abusive and the university of silencing allegations.

The university says it is investigating the claims.

Taryn Taugher, the lone senior on NKU women's basketball team, wrote a post in The Odyssey alleging emotional abuse by head coach Camryn Whitaker. Taugher also alleges that Northern Kentucky University's athletic department is willing to "silence the multiple emotional abuse allegations."

The Odyssey is similar to a blog site, where contributors publish content. It is popular with college students.

In her post, Taugher alleges that she has been a "punching bag" since her first practice in June 2016. In the 2017-18 season, Taugher played in all 31 games with five starts.

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