Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Good News: RUTGERS Fires Basketball Coach Mike Rice After Video Goes Public

Karma has finally caught up with Mike Rice. It's was past time for the abusive idiot to be fired. Additional deets below.

 Via NY Times:
Rutgers fired Mike Rice, the coach of its men’s basketball team, on Wednesday, a day after a video surfaced showing him berating his players during practices, throwing balls at them, kicking them and taunting them with slurs.

Rice’s termination comes nearly four months after the university’s athletic director, Tim Pernetti, suspended him for three games and fined him $50,000, with little elaboration.

On Wednesday, Pernetti called that decision a mistake and said that he would “work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.”

Rutgers announced Rice’s termination on its Twitter account Wednesday morning, saying, “Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice.”

Rice could not be immediately reached for comment. ESPN broadcast video on Tuesday from practices from 2010 to 2012 that showed Rice’s conduct at practices. The video went viral, putting scrutiny on Rutgers and prompting the university to take further action.