Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/7/13

By now, if you get your sports news from mainstream sources, you are likely aware and maybe even sick of the Mike Rice abuse video. It hasn’t been a point of fixation for me because A) Rutgers basketball, 2) it seems like kind of normal coach behavior to me, iii) It’s the least interesting aspect of the story. Sure the abuse is the crux of the thing but if you pay even a little bit of attention to the story a couple of things jump out about it: Somebody at Rutgers hated Rice enough to compile this document of his abuse, it took two years to make the video and another year for it to go public, nobody at Rutgers cared enough to really change the culture of abuse until the story was out and it was too late to save face. Eric Murdock is the mole. He features prominently in the OTL report and he is the video compiler that first took the footage to his, by then, ex-employers in December 2012. He had made formal complaints to the school’s leadership before then, before he himself had been fired in June 2012. He’s actually suing the university for wrongful [...]

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