NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University says “violations occurred” in its football program and is recommending self-imposed sanctions.

The school on Thursday released its response to an 18-month NCAA investigation that found seven potential violations. The investigation and potential violations focused on former coach Kyle Flood, a host/hostess program and inconsistencies in drug-testing procedures and policies.

Rutgers is seeking one year of probation, a $5,000 fine, a reduction in the number of permissible, off-campus recruiting days, a limit of 36 official visits for high school seniors and transfer students in football during the 2017-18 academic year. In addition, the school calls for a one-week probation on initiating contacts with recruits.

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Rutgers fired Flood after the 2015 season.

The NCAA has 60 days to respond.

Meanwhile, Rutgers backup quarterback Zach Allen will be sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury.

He injured his anterior cruciate ligament in practice last weekend.

The school said Friday that Allen wants his family to be with him when he meets with team doctors to discuss treatment.

Allen completed 1 of 12 passes as a backup last season.

The injury leaves Rutgers with two quarterbacks for Saturday’s spring game — incumbent starter Gio Rescigno and walk-on Troy Anthony.

Chris Laviano was the starting quarterback before being replaced by Rescigno. Hayden Rettig transferred after last season. Tylin Oden had a backup role as a true freshman, but he was dismissed from the team this month.

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