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Rutgers mens b-ball coach. Frankly, if I was one of his players and he put his hands on me, I would have dropped him! But that aside, how is it that the university hasn't fired this guy?
Video of Rutgers University men's basketball practices from 2010-12 shows incidents in which coach Mike Rice hurls basketballs from close range at players, shoves his players, feigns punches, kicks them and screams obscenities and homophobic slurs.
It will be less than 48 hours before he's unemployed with the attention this is getting.
Some of the pushes weren't so bad. But the throwing the ball had their heads is inexcusable. Dude's a nutcase.
His tactics really seem to work well too. Look how many NCAA championships they've won.
He also said some things that he probably shouldn't say to his players. I don't know why anyone would play for someone who throws stuff at you, I'd probably have walked out on more practices than classes.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
When I was 17, and working a part time job, my boss once physically pulled me off the line and then got in my face and shoved me. I shoved him back and said, "I don't care if you are my ing boss! NOBODY! and I mean NOBODY! Put's their en hands on me!" So I can't imagine allowing anyone to do that to me or my kid!!
He won't be employed for long.
The best part is the coach that got fired for reporting him. They said there is a lawsuit on that one
This. I wouldnt be surprised if he was fired today
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
I'd be more surprised if he wasn't.
Also, did anyone find the comments from the AD kind of weird? Like they knew this footage was out there and knew it was going to eventually get out? Maybe I took those comments out of context when I seen them last night.
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Hes fired. I now think its time to look at the AD
Yup, beat me to it.
Rutgers coach Mike Rice fired after video reveals gay slurs, abuse Rutgers coach Mike Rice fired after video reveals gay slurs, abuse
he gone! I wonder if Fran can find a spot for him on his staff? Fran is so mellow we could use a coach with some fire.
The firing is obviously well deserved. What's crazy to me is that it took that long for Rutgers to find out what he was doing. I saw an interview with the assistant that had been fired for ratting him out, and the assistant said that Rice would be on his best behavior whenever the AD was at practice, but then become a completely different person once the AD left. In football, with most practices taking place outside and away from the offices of the athletic administrators, I can see how it would be more difficult for them to hear/see anything suspicious going on. I haven't been to Rutgers before, but most schools have administrative offices in the same building where basketball practices are held. In three years on campus, how is it possible that no administrators heard or saw anything suspicious while the team was practicing? Why did it take video footage for them to do something about it?
The main questions I had were why didn't players come out about it earlier? Did they not care? Also, why did it look like they filmed practice on a calculator? That might be why they weren't any good.
Yeah, you'd think at least one player would have come forward, especially someone that didn't pan out there. Maybe they were legitimately scared of what he might do to them - not in a sense that he'd harm them physically off the court, but that he might go out of his way to sabotage their athletic or academic career. Unfortunately, there are a lot more coaches out there who are like that than the general public would like to believe.
I agree that the film quality that we saw wasn't very good. I assume they shoot footage of each practice from probably three different angles. Maybe they only have two high quality cameras, and those are used from different angles, and the one we saw is primarily for the purpose of catching the verbal communication on the floor. That's obviously just speculation on my part, but a realistic possibility.
Or the assistant that got fired and is filing suit had someone take it from a phone.
Reports are that the AD is safe
Anybody see that rant Chris Christie did on this guy? If the Gov is on your case there is a problem. I'm waiting for the shoe to drop on the AD.
ESPN "reporting" some Rutgers people are trying to pressure the President to step down. If that works we should get them to try an pressure Obama to step down haha. Jk
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