A day after the public (rightfully) got good and outraged over video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice acting like a psycho at practices, the university has fired him. Here’s the statement from the Rutgers athletics website:>
Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice.
“I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice,” said Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tim Pernetti. “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.”