Back in December, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 for throwing basketballs at his players’ heads, which, at the time, sounded bad enough, but now, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” has obtained practice footage of Rice physically and verbally abusing his players, and after watching it, it’s a wonder he wasn’t fired on the spot.
According to ESPN, Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti viewed 30 minutes of the footage back in December and decided to only give Rice a three-game suspension and fine. Seriously?! Watch the video above and tell me if you think that was a fair punishment. Ironically, Pernetti is a finalist for Athletic Director of the Year.
Even Billy Gillispie is shaking his head.