Rutgers Coach Mike Rice Fired for Video of His Kicking, Berating Players


Gadhok also said that Murdock plans to sue the university for wrongful termination.

Pernetti told ESPN that Murdock's dismissal was unrelated to the video. Pernetti said Murdock's contract expired and was not renewed because he attended a basketball camp that the university asked him not to attend.

Rutgers and Rice did not respond to ABC News' request for a comment.

Rice, hired by Pernetti three years ago, was 44-51 at Rutgers. Prior to Rutgers, Rice was 73-31 in three seasons at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa.

After the video aired, a who's who of the sports world lashed out at Rice's actions.

Miami Heat player Ray Allen told ESPN, "I would do everything I could to make sure that coach got fired -- in any sport -- because there's no place for that."

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