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Rutgers University Athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned for basically acting to slow on the firing of Mike Rice. Once the video crossed his desk there was no way that Rice should have been allowed to blow another whistle at practice for the University ever again. Maybe Pernetti was hoping this would go away on its own but once the media got a hold of the footage and it became public…more heads were going to roll and they did.
Heads have rolled at Rutgers University, after the video of former men’s basketball head coach Mike Rice surfaced earlier this week. Assistant coach Jimmy Martelli and athletic director Tim Pernetti have resigned. Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs believe Pernetti should have fought to get Rice fired immediately after he witnessed the footage,the body count stops at the feet of University President Robert Barchi. There is more to this as well. The whistleblower in this was former assisant coach Eri Murdock who was fired By Mike Rice.
Eric Murdock filed the lawsuit Friday in state court, accusing the university of violating the state’s employee protection act and his contract and of retaliating against him for complaining about the mistreatment of players.
”Efforts to get Rutgers to address their problems were ignored for months,” Murdock said at a news conference in a banquet facility. ”Instead I was removed from my position. That is wrong and why I filed a lawsuit.”
Murdock said his lawyer wrote to the university about coach Mike Rice’s ”unlawful conduct” in July and gave the university video in November showing Rice pushing players, throwing basketballs at them and berating them with invectives, including gay slurs.
”Despite having been in possession of such video footage, the university and its representatives inexplicably chose to ignore Defendant Rice’s unlawful conduct,” the lawsuit said.
Let’s be clear about one thing, this isn’t the first time a coach has been fired for being abusive to his players, Woody Hayes and Bob Knight are two that come to mind. It won’t be the last time a coach will be fired for this but even more tragic these happen with the full knowledge many times with the college hierchy’s knowing what goes on and choosing to ignore what happens mostly because if you win it covers many sins.
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'Saturday Night Live' took on Rutgers' basketball coach Mike Rice, Tim Pernetti, and the whole crew exposed by ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' program. Melissa McCarthy as Sheila Kelly, head coach of...
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Rutgers University's athletics director and another top administrator resigned Friday in the scandal over basketball coach Mike Rice's abusive treatment of players, including the spewing of gay slurs. The administration had chosen to discipline the coach last December and try to ''rehabilitate'' him. But he was fired this week after video of his conduct was...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti is out for his role in the Mike Rice debacle, ScarletReport.com confirmed. Pernetti’s initial suspension of Rice and failure to immediately release details of the inappropriate behavior filmed at open practices.
A former Rutgers University employee who made public the video that led to the basketball coach's dismissal and athletic director's resignation has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the university.
Eric Murdock filed the lawsuit Friday in state court, claiming the university violated the state's employee protection act and his contract.
Murdock said he wrote to...
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.
If anyone could find the humor in a college basketball coach pushing players, throwing basketballs at their heads and throwing around offensive slurs, it’s Saturday Night Live.
SNL mocked the Mike Rice player-abuse video with their own terrible coach, Sheila Kelly of Division III’s Middle Delaware State, played by Melissa McCarthy. Kelly kicks players, shoots t-shirt guns at...
Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who was paralyzed in a game in 2010, showed staunch support for Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, who's under fire for the handling of the Mike Rice coaching debacle .
When you're in a situation like I have been for the past 2 1/2 years, you truly see the character of people. Tim Pernetti has shown me and
-- Eric LeGrand (...
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...
The news article was written by our college basketball expert James Weber while commentary was supplied by Colin & Rohit.
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