Outside The Lines has obtained practice video that shows Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice berating and pushing players, and using slurs against them. After the initial airing, Rutgers fired Rice.
Regrettable because you got caught …
Mike Rice reacts to the news he was fired as Rutgers basketball coach.
Mike Rice has been fired as head coach of the basketball program at Rutgers University after a video review by athletic director Tim Pernetti revealed coach Mike Rice hurling basketballs from close range at his players’ heads, knees, legs and feet; shoving and grabbing his players; feigning punching them; kicking them; and screaming obscenities and homophobic slurs at them.
In addition, Eric Murdock, an ex-NBA player and a former director of player development for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights was terminated for having complained of and reported illegal conduct by Mike Rice. A wrongful termination lawsuit is expected to be filed this week.
Some say the firing came too late, and only because the video went viral.
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