[UPDATE] “I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice,” Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said in a statement. “Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.” – Mike Rice Fired
In addition to Rice’s physical actions seen in the practices, Rice calls Rutgers players “f—-ts,” “m—–f—–s,” “p—–s,” “sissy b—–s,” and “c—s,” among other epithets. [ESPN]
FEW WILL ever forget Bobby Knight and his explosive antics.
The video from ESPN is disgusting and exactly the wrong way to coach a team. Rutgers coach Mike Rice will be fired. It’s the only outcome for such outrageous behavior.
Whistleblower Eric Murdock, featured in the ESPN video, was fired for reporting Mike Rice’s conduct last summer. It puts the priorities of Rutgers University in clear focus.
It’s this type of institutional rot that led to the pedophile scandal at Penn State.