Rutgers May Be Looking for a New Basketball Coach Soon
So, uh, Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice may not survive to see his first Big Ten game.
"Outside the Lines" has obtained several-dozen hours of Rutgers men's basketball practices from 2010-2012 that show dozens of incidents in which head coach Mike Rice hurls basketballs from close range at his players' heads, legs and feet; shoves and grabs his players; feigns punching them; kicks them; and screams obscenities and homophobic slurs.
In addition to Rice's physical actions seen in the practices, Rice calls Rutgers players "fa--ots," "mother----ers," "pu--ies," "sissy b-tches," and "c----," among other epithets.
Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti suspended Rice for three games and fined him $50,000 in December after having viewed approximately 30 minutes of the video, but with several dozen hours of footage now in the hands of ESPN, Rice may soon be fighting to keep his job.