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Rutgers Re-Evaluating Mike Rice Coach’s Job After Abuse Tape Surfaces

Rutgers Re-Evaluating Coach’s Job After Abuse Tape Surfaces

Rutgers officials had already seen the video showing coach Mike Rice shoving, grabbing and throwing basketballs at players during practice and yelling gay slurs at them before it was aired by ESPN on Tuesday.

Now that the video has gone viral, many — including the governor of New Jersey — are wondering why Rutgers let Rice keep his job at all.

Athletic director Tim Pernetti said Tuesday that the school was reconsidering its decision to retain the fiery 44-year-old coach.

Photo: Rutgers hired Mike Rice as men’s basketball coach three years ago. (Chris Trotman / Getty Images)

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