Basketball Coach Mike Rice Fired by Rutgers
Rutgers had quietly given him a 3-game suspension for physically abusing players and calling them “faggots.” But only after a tape of this behavior was made public, did they decide to fire him.
This says to me that Rutgers is as rotten as Rice is.
Rutgers fired Mike Rice, the coach of its men’s basketball team, on Wednesday, a day after a video surfaced showing him berating his players during practices, throwing balls at them, kicking them and taunting them with slurs.
Rice’s termination comes nearly four months after the university’s athletic director, Tim Pernetti, suspended him for three games and fined him $50,000, with little elaboration. On Wednesday Pernetti called that decision a mistake and said that he would “work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.”