Video shows ire of Rutgers basketball coach

espn.go.com Published: April 2, 2013

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.


About 30 minutes of the video was viewed in December by athletic director Tim Pernetti, who suspended Rice for three games that month and fined him $50,000. But the incidents in the videos obtained by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" appear to go beyond Pernetti's description at the time, when he cited "inappropriate behavior and language" between Rice and his players. When he announced the suspension on Dec. 13, Pernetti offered few specifics after conducting a week-long investigation.

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