Rutgers statement on firing of men’s basketball coach Mike Rice

"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."

 Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired following backlash over a video that shows him him shoving players and hurling basketballs and anti-gay slurs at them during practices.