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Does the school have the right to do this does the coach has any rights now and what about the whistle blower who took that video.
Who claims he was fired.
For doing that to coach -- joining me now Steve raiser he's a defense attorney former prosecutor Arthur right -- up same pedigree.
I thought I -- I didn't play a lot of college sports but I mean I did used to go to personal trainer.
And save me what I do why do the drills butter cup.
And it wasn't really no he wasn't very ginger and mr.
rice is not very ginger and he's obviously -- -- -- line.
But is it a desirable effects.
Yeah I mean look I think he's a fireball offense do I think I mean a guy on the is -- the end categorize them the most heinous treatment of players are -- time I mean.
Give me a break -- He threw a basketball.
At a division one basketball players.
Ankles he put his elbow -- a guy's chest.
That this -- off that this was a football team and on a basketball team.
Nobody would bat an eyelash about this when I played lacrosse thirty years ago when high school the coach -- -- on his gloves and push you in your face in the helmet.
Well I don't like exaggerating -- identity.
I -- and it's finally you say what I've I've played across that's how was and I look at these players -- -- -- they've got to be tough but think and beware Yates out there what we're -- -- -- that what -- -- that.
There if it's your own child and -- the parents of these young men feel cleaner -- -- -- -- get beaned in the head.
By a basketball close range true anybody exposed to be -- cheering them.
And true leaders lead in an inspirational way not in a negative way but as you know -- -- counselor you showed a little clip.
We don't know what the rested his coaching style was what the athletic director said was there was not a line outside of his door of players and other coaches.
I want to labor that's at least I'll play as a they -- -- -- -- good athletes are raised.
To take a fair amount of abuse and verbal abuse is not -- a physical abuse takes it to another level does -- not.
It -- and actually I think that point that Arthur just made really points to the deeper problem here that war was not a line outside of his door because apparently all these guys all -- these two players.
All these players are so used to this type of behavior that not even shocked by it.
They see it all the time what was caught on these videos is just one piece of what's been going on for a long period at time.
Are these individuals can't take irony now after he had already sort of paid that the the for the crime if you will while he candidate and this is the problem here if they would've been to rest this situation right away.
And simply made sure that it ended when it was first brought to their attention and if it did in fact and -- if he could have been characterized as a one time incident if any one of those videos.
Could have been taken.
Out of -- simply said this is a one isolated event and that is it it could have been addressed and it could have been ended right away but that wasn't what happened this went on and on and on.
This was not a one.
I don't know the earliest evidence that it went on since December since the punishment was it was delivered on the street and your coach rice who probably has -- employment contract.
There's probably some clause in there about why he can be fired why he can't laps I mean what can they say the bad publicity.
But why do if you.
Rather it is that part and it is gonna come down to the contractually genetic rather quick because Iraq and North America.
That's what you said in other -- this all happened months ago and it wasn't until a broken the national story that he gets fired so I don't know -- Routers and that it doesn't matter show Hewitt in the punishments most of fit the crime.
It was one punishment when all these two little about it it was another punishment when a while the -- -- scored.
And it -- there may be some sort of a morals clause in his contract that says if you look better make us look bad to get fired.
We have much more right after the break until including his apology we'll show it to you.
It's troubling but I will.
It some time maybe I'll try to explain it the right now that there's there's.
There's no explanation for for what's on -- -- because there is no excuse for I was wrong and I want to tell everybody who who's believed in me.
And -- deeply sorry for for the pain and in the heart of that I've caused him.
Well I mean he's sorry announce to you and he's also fired now.
But you mentioned -- -- -- the fact that the public has now seen the video does change both the legal grounds against him.
Yes it does mean that this has now elevated it in a real sense to undermine the deep -- -- integrity of the school itself.
I mean the fact that this came to light just all it does is demonstrate that the damage from his actions has increased and therefore that punishment.
Must also increase and it did.
I -- up this guy Eric Murdock who is the former director of player development apparently he's the one responsible for taking some or all of the video.
And he went -- he was a whistleblower told a school.
-- -- -- -- -- That sleep badly and and this is the least of it he says players did leave Rutgers it's because of the treatment and he claims to get fired for blowing the whistle does -- -- a case.
So rice -- the one who brought him -- he hired him.
At the end of I don't believe last season may have been last season.
There there was some scheduling conflict and he what do you -- -- coach wanted to go away and lecture somewhere and it was content conflicting with the Rutgers men's basketball schedule.
And there was a conflict there and currently -- and coaches.
Contract was up.
And it merely was not re upped so heating did not get fired his contract terminated.
And he was not re signed the athletic director has taken a preach.
Strong stand that he was not fired that he was just not rehired and it had been nothing to do with him blowing the -- -- -- -- -- you in his playing a huge -- he was not rehired because -- -- in that videotape Steve if you can prove that.
Got a case.
-- -- absolutely and and that's the problem here is that it really just doesn't look very good for rockers -- mean that the fact is.
You can call whatever you want I mean I can just sit there and allow your contract to expire and it could be deemed the same thing as an adverse action in being terminated because in.
What what is the end result it's the same you servant -- the athletic directors he's graduating -- they can do better most of them do do better.
And hopefully what -- -- our children.
We'll do better Steve aren't that thank you will be -- --
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