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Rutgers Announces Mike Rice Officially Fired


Rutgers made the firing of head men's basketball coach Mike Rice official just now on Twitter.

The move does not come as a surprise, given the video released yesterday by ESPN's Outside the Lines in which Rice pushes players, screams curse words and gay slurs at them, and throws basketballs at their heads. 

Rutgers has posted the below on its athletics website:

“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.”