Rutgers University Basketball Scandal Continues into the Courts
In the wake of the national fallout surrounding the actions of the coaches and athletic department officials at Rutgers University, the man who blew the whistle on Rutgers by releasing the video that showed its basketball coach abusing players has sued the college for conspiracy, discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Eric Murdock, the former direct of player development for the university was terminated from his position on July 2, 2012. Murdock alleges that he reported to school officials of Coach Rice’s abusive and unlawful behavior on several occasions. Murdock claims that his termination in July 2012 was retaliation for reporting the illegal activity that was taking place within the Rutgers basketball organization, rather than the reason given to him, namely, that his contract was not going to be renewed for the upcoming 2012-2013 basketball season.
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