Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/4/13
Let me give you a quick disclaimer: I believe Mike Rice should no longer the head coach of Rutgers basketball. I believe he should no longer have the job due to the fact that he verbally and physically assaulted young impressionable men while parading himself as a leader of a Division 1 basketball program in the NCAA. But that firing didn’t take place when the accusations and video evidence reached the desks of Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi, and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti back in late 2012. Therefore, a case can be made as to why he should still be the head coach of the Scarlet Knights, today. Rutgers didn’t fire Mike Rice because of what happened in the video that we all eventually saw. They fired him because we all saw the video. That’s a huge difference. His firing was the result of public outcry. Tim Pernetti defended the university’s decision to not fire him in every interview he gave after the now infamous practice video became public. He stated that the school “dealt with this issue,” and that unless new allegations came to light, Rice would remain as the Rutgers coach. That is the ‘out’ that Pernetti [...]
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