Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/2/13
Are you kidding me? How could the Rutgers athletic director have seen even a whiff of the damning practice videos of head coach Mike Rice bullying his basketball players - footage that was aired Tuesday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" - and given the coach only a three-game suspension and a $50,000 fine? How could even one incident of a coach putting his hands on his players happen without the aforementioned coach finding himself facing no-tolerance probation at the very least? How could this ever happen at an athletic program that's part of a supposed "institution of higher learning" where the school motto is, "Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also"? There is nothing righteous here, but plenty to be ashamed of. What's shameful is not just Rice's maniacal abuse of his players but the embarrassing slap on the wrist the university gave the coach four months ago. Especially when the dozens of hours of practice video footage that ESPN culled through showed Rice kicking and sh...
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