Rutger fires head basketball coach over abuse scandal

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Rutger fires head basketball coach over abuse scandal
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 11:31am

I saw this story on a morning news show, and then got the breaking news that Rutgers finally made the decision to fire their head basketball coach. There are hours of video showing both verbal and physcial abuse of the players. What astounds me is that noone has spoken up before now, that this man has been coaching boys for years and his behavior was acceptable. How can parents subject their children to coaches like this, you can't tell me that they didn't know about it at some point. Even the athletic director admitted that there were signs. Are sports that dang important that we let our kids be treated in such a manner

http://msn.foxsports.com/collegebasketball/story/whitlock-mike-rice-rutg...

Chelsea

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."

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Registered: 10-17-2012

The sad results of political correctness.  The coach should never have been fired...simply reprimanded and given the opportunity to correct this behavior...and it should never have gone any further "up the ladder."

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Registered: 09-30-2011
As a parent, this is something that I watch for and my child would not be playing for that coach, regardless of their athletic career.

Chelsea

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."

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Registered: 09-30-2011
I know! Obviously, its the same excuse we see over and over. The revenue that college sports brings in is more important than the actual players.

Chelsea

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."

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Registered: 05-09-2010

This is absolutely nothing new. For generations players have known of abusive coaches and nothing was ever done. It's about time that it's finally being addressed.

Nancy
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Registered: 01-24-2012

"Finally" made the decision?!? What the heck took them so long?!? They had video proof? Grrrrr