So ESPN just went all in on Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice

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 5 years ago '04        #1
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Javon23 265 heat pts265
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So ESPN just went all in on Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice
 

 
The AD basically hand delivered ESPN a Major Story giving them the video tapes of his outburst. Crazy
ESPN Outside the Lines just aired it

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanCBS
Wow. ESPN just showed Rutgers Mike Rice video. Pushing guys and basically playing dodge ball with them. Eric Murdoch was whistle-blower.

Dan Wolken @DanWolken
Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti had media in his office to show Mike Rice tapes preemptively

Chris Dougherty @s0leg1t
well, #Rutgers basketball just ruined it for everybody. wow. #insane

Eric Lilly @EricLilly7
Almost guarantee Rice is fired for using gay slurs on camera, Rutgers U lost a gay student recently to suicide after being outed.

Adam Akin @alldayakina
Ok.... Mike Rice, the bball coach at Rutgers, is absolutely nuts.... He and AD-Tim Pernetti ought to be fired yesterday..

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ESPN to air video of Mike Rice abusive language, behavior that led to suspension

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The controversial practice tape that resulted in a three-game suspension and $50,000 fine for Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice in December is about to put Rice and his program back in the spotlight again. The Star-Ledger has learned that ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program will air the tape Tuesday afternoon.

Four individuals with direct knowledge of the tape and its exact contents — profane and abusive language, including a gay slur, and throwing basketballs at players' heads — confirmed the network's plans to broadcast it this weekend, in between the Final Four and the NCAA's national championship game. The individuals requested anonymity because they do not speak for the network.

Two individuals confirmed that "Outside the Lines" program has reached out to current and former players in regard to its story.

When reached, an ESPN spokesman confirmed the network was working on a Mike Rice story that would be broadcast Tuesday afternoon on "Outside the Lines." (Earlier versions of this story incorrectly indicated ESPN could not be reached for comment.)

Athletic director Tim Pernetti and Rice were not available for comment.

Rice was suspended for three games without pay and fined $50,000 in December for what Rutgers termed "a violation of athletic department policy" which was termed by Pernetti at the time of Rice's suspension as a "pattern" of behavior. The reason for suspension also included use of "inappropriate behavior and language." All of it stemmed from a videotaped practice during Rice's first season at Rutgers, which The Star-Ledger reported in December included Rice throwing basketballs at players' heads.

The taped material was brought to the attention of Rutgers and now ESPN by former Scarlet Knights director of player development, Eric Murdock — according to one of the individuals.

Murdock, whose contract was not renewed after the 2011-12 season, promised to release the tapes of Rice's treatment of players if the university did not compensate him. When reached in December, Murdock did not provide further details citing that "there are some legal things going on," in regards to himself and Rutgers. Murdock has reportedly threatened a lawsuit for unlawful termination, but a search of public records showed no such lawsuit has currently been filed.

Rice's suspension cost him nearly $75,000 — or roughly 25 percent of his base salary for the 2012-13 season.

"It's a pattern, I think I would say," Pernetti said on a conference call at the time of Rice's suspension in December. "But certainly something that, once we were made aware of it, deal with it in a very proactive manner."

Rice — whom Pernetti hired in May of 2010 — returned to his team on Dec. 29 and led the Scarlet Knights to a 15-16 record and 5-13 mark in the Big East Conference. While there was speculation at the time of the suspension and throughout the season, Pernetti told The Star-Ledger last month that Rice would return next season at the head coach at Rutgers.

Rice would have one year left on his initial contract after the 2013-14 season — which would be the school's first in the Big Ten Conference.

"Of course he's coming back," Pernetti said at the time. "It's been an interesting year to say the least and while I think in one case some of the progress — and there's been a lot of progress — doesn't show and that's in the win-loss column. I would like it to show there. I think everyone in the program would. I know Mike and the players would. But you can definitely see us getting better."

Rice is 44-51 in three seasons with the Scarlet Knights and 17-39 in Big East play.

Upon returning, Rice stipulated that his practices be monitored by an individual outside of the basketball program. He also had to undergo sensitivity training as part of his punishment.

"I did this to myself," Rice said on Dec. 29, upon his return. "There's no one else to blame. So if someone thinks negatively of me, all I can try to do is try to change that. ... It's by my actions. It's about what I do daily with practice and what I do daily with my team. That's truly what's going to count."

Staff writer Tom Luicci contributed to this report

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 ESPN to air video of Mike Rice abusive language, behavior that led to suspension | NJ.com


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117 comments for "So ESPN just went all in on Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice"

 5 years ago '06        #2
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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Watching it on OTL right now... the pussifcation of America continues...
 5 years ago '07        #3
Bkjj11 3548 heat pts3548
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country has gone soft.

higher execs are flaming d!ck in the butts anyway so its only natural.

if my son plays college ball, i want my coach to push him to get the best out of him. train him. physically harm no, but if u gotta push him or grab his jersey than do so.
 5 years ago '05        #4
Soprano ATL 43 heat pts43
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Ripping that AD a new as*hole. Personally, watching the tapes, I don't see a big problem. Though, at the same time, if I'm a player I would have beat his a.ss if he threw a ball at my head.
 5 years ago '09        #5
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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So many things wrong with this situation. One thing is for certain, Eric Murdock won't be coaching anywhere near a division one program anytime soon. Nobody wants a snitch on their staff.
 5 years ago '06        #6
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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host on OTL getting frustrated as hell, the AD giving no fu*ks
 5 years ago '09        #7
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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I haven't watched the tape yet. Why is he throwing the ball at them? I have my theories
 04-02-2013, 02:18 PM         #8
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I missed it


maaaaaaaan.. My football coaches used to fu*k n*ggas on the squad up..
Watched my coach and an OLmen get into it during summer camp..
Put that n*gga in a full nelson
 5 years ago '06        #9
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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 Fly 2ndComing said:
I haven't watched the tape yet. Why is he throwing the ball at them? I have my theories
Getting frustrated at them fu*king something up, its like a "DO IT RIGHT bi*ch!" throw. Anybody thats ever played a sport as been "verbally abused", tossed around, shoved, etc. hell I got kicked in the a.ss by D-Line coach one time
 5 years ago '04        #10
Javon23 265 heat pts265 OP
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Updated the original post with the video
 04-02-2013, 02:32 PM         #11
k3llz 
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wow i'm surprised none of the black athletes didn't beat his a.ss, boy if there was some goons on that team lmao
 5 years ago '05        #12
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 Bama Boy said:
Getting frustrated at them fu*king something up, its like a "DO IT RIGHT bi*ch!" throw. Anybody thats ever played a sport as been "verbally abused", tossed around, shoved, etc. hell I got kicked in the a.ss by D-Line coach one time
sh*t I caught a 2x4 in the back of the helmet once, lol.
 5 years ago '10        #13
lboog1423 297 heat pts297
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There is a certain line you dont cross as a coach. What he is doing isnt coaching at all. He woulda caught some hands coming at me sideways like that.
 5 years ago '04        #14
justinjones 307 heat pts307
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dude chucking basketballs at em
 5 years ago '05        #15
bayryda 
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That usually what kids need and well at least in my day those were the coaches we always loved after it all said and done, but now a days its "oh my god mommy coach said im playing like a b word" smh
 5 years ago '04        #16
Sabotage 9 heat pts
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Mike Rice is a complete piece of sh*t. Dude is a whiny little bi*ch. Dude will be sniffing that unemployment line for quite a while.
 5 years ago '05        #17
katalist 229 heat pts229
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I mean I actually like coachs that are in ya face and strict and wanna win badly but this guy is just a f*ggot. Lucky someone didnt whoop his a.ss.
 5 years ago '10        #18
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Disgraceful
 04-02-2013, 03:00 PM         #19
k3llz 
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 Matt504 said:
one word: Scholarship
true, but damn, idk if i could keep my composure...i'm pretty sure that would have been on back of my mind, saying don't overreact, don't overreact, but tdamn
 04-02-2013, 03:01 PM         #20
k3llz 
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 Fly 2ndComing said:
So many things wrong with this situation. One thing is for certain, Eric Murdock won't be coaching anywhere near a division one program anytime soon. Nobody wants a snitch on their staff.
that's what you got from the situation?
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