Mike Rice is an evil man!
The Rutgers coach was FIRED earlier today after an ESPN tape surfaced that revealed him hitting, kicking, throwing basketballs and cursing at players during practices, and we can't believe this monster is just now being let go!!
Considering that the ex-coach was fined $50,000 by the school last year for his conduct, and because the players already knew his coaching tactics, we don't understand why no one ever said anything. But now that the footage came forward that shows Rice bullying the shiz out of his players and calling them everything from "sissy b*tches," "p*ssys," "f*ggots," "c*nts," and motherf*ckers," athletic director Tim Pernetti had enough!
“I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice. Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.”
Former NBA player, Eric Murdock, who served as director of player development for the college added his two cents, and shared:
"[It's] unbelievable to [him] that somebody would feel that that [coaching] technique can be successful — what this guy did the last two years is criminal. It was criminal.”
The good news is that Rice will no longer be abusing players, and while Murdock was fired last year by Mike and Tim for blowing a whistle on the Rice last summer, he plans on suing because he felt that he was let go for wrongful termination.
Ch-ch-check out the clip (above) to see the former Rutgers coach go craaazy on his players!!
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