Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/9/13
Derrick Randall, a former Rutgers basketball player who transferred to Pittsburgh this spring, is suing his former school relating to the incidents that ultimately led to basketball coach Mike Rice being fired.The lawsuit was filed in federal court, according to a report by Courthouse News Services, and names the school, Rice, Rutgers president Robert Barchi, former athletic director Tim Pernetti, former assistant coach James Martelli, CFO Janine Purcaro, and chairman of the board of governors, Mark Hershhorn, are all named as defendants.The complaint was filed Friday in Trenton, according to The Star-Ledger.The lawsuit says that the incidents caused Randall to lose confidence in himself and affected his play. Rice was fired after videos surfaced of him throwing basketballs at players and hurling slurs at them as well.Randall alleges that Rice "assaulted and battered him," according to the report and that the other defendants knew about it."Stuff still pops up about like Mike Rice stuff,
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