Howard University head football coach resigns amid accusations

WASHINGTON , DC - AUGUST 20: Howard University Ron Prince watches his players take the field as the Bison get ready for practice on August 20, 2019. The team's starting quarterback, Caylin Newton, is the brother of NFL quarterback Cam Newton. (Photo

Howard University’s embattled football coach Ron Prince has officially resigned – effective immediately.

Prince had been placed on leave when the school launched an investigation into allegations that included verbal abuse.

According to a statement from the athletics office, the school and Prince “agreed to mutually part ways.”

Director of Football Operations Aaron Kelton will remain as interim coach while the school conducts a national search for a full-time replacement.