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Eric LeGrand and Ray Rice were among the notable former Rutgers athletes who expressed their support of athletic director Tim Pernetti (pictured), who resigned Friday amid the scandal over fired basketball coach Mike Rice.
Rice was suspended three games by the school in December after school officials saw video of him physically and verbally abusing his players in practice. Once that video was shown by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” this week, many were outraged over the coach’s behavior. There were immediate calls for Rice to be fired, and questions about why Pernetti continued to employ him.
Pernetti resigned, saying he wished he had moved to fire the coach in December. He said in his statement that the school was hesitant to fire the coach before reviewing the whole legal process.
“I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on the events which led to today,” Pernetti said in his letter. “As you know, my first instincts when I saw the videotape of Coach Rice’s behavior was to fire...
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Rutgers reportedly has decided to part ways with Tim Pernetti, the school's athletic director, in the wake of the Mike Rice controversy.
SNL and Melissa McCarthy did a HILARIOUS job mocking the Mike Rice situation at Rutgers.
In the clip McCarthy takes on the role as a coach who abuses her players and goes as far as disrupting the classroom and tasered the teacher. Unlike Mike Rice fortunately, McCarthy makes sure EVERYBODY keeps their mouth closed about how she coaches her girls.
SNL found the right person in McCarthy...
Mike Rice was fired by Rutgers, but his abusive practice tapes are nothing compared to those of SNL's Sheila Kelly.
On Tuesday, ESPN aired the following video of Mike Rice berating his Rutgers players. It shows the hot-tempered coach throwing basketballs, using abusive language, and even uttering homophobic slurs.The university's athletic department finally wised up and fired the much-maligned Rice by Thursday morning.Now, it appears the geniuses in Taiwan have gotten a grasp of the situation...
There are plenty of college basketball coaches who deserve some extra money for leading their respective teams this season, but that list probably does not include recently fired Rutgers coach, Mike Rice.
After footage of Rice physically and verbally abusing his players aired on ESPN, the school dismissed him on Wednesday, but he won’t be walking away empty-handed. For lasting...
Newly fired Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has become public enemy number one after a video showing him berating players went viral.But not everyone believes Rice is a villain figure. No, two of Rice's ex-players have come to his aid in support of their embattled coach."You can't let those individual moments define what he was," Rutgers junior forward Wally...
The call from faculty members and politicians to oust top Rutgers University administrators grew louder Thursday, a day after men's basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for mistreating players, shoving them and berating them with gay slurs.
More than 50 faculty members signed a letter calling for the dismissal of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and an explanation from President...
Rutgers made the only decision it could make in regards to men's basketball coach Mike Rice. When the news broke--or more importantly the video surfaced--of him abusing players both verbally and physically he had to be fired.
After getting the ax Wednesday he had this to a reporter:
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Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers' athletic director, a source told ESPN on Friday.
Pernetti dismissed Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing the coach shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players, and using gay slurs during practice. The tape was made available to Pernetti in November by a former university employee, but after an investigation, and with the...
Regardless of mistakes made in the Mike Rice scandal, former Rutgers athletes spoke out in droves to support athletic director Tim Pernetti. From former football stars to Olympic sports athletes, Pernetti has strong support from many athletes that knew him personally.
The nightmare scandal at Rutgers University is growing even deeper, as it's being reported that the FBI is investigating if assistant Eric Murdock [who leaked the damaging videos of former head coach Mike Rice hitting players with basketball balls] tried to extort the university.According to the N.Y. Times, Murdock's attorney sent the university with a request of $950,000...
The news article was written by our college basketball expert James Weber while commentary was supplied by Colin & Rohit.
What a difference 24 Hours can make. Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired, after a whirlwind of support for his dismissal arose since an ESPN report surfaced earlier this week.
The ESPN program Outside the Lines (OTL) ran several...
Now-former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti penned a letter of resignation as he falls victim to the fallout of Mike Rice's abusive coaching practices.