Transcript for Rutgers Coach Kicks, Belittles Players: Caught on Tape
Now to that viral video of the rutgers basketball coach hitting, kicking and berating his players with anti-gay slurs. Rutgers officials fined and suspended mike rice when they first saw the tapes. Now they're facing growing calls to fire him. John muller is here with more. The disturbing video set off an avalanche of criticism. A new jersey state assemblyman demanding he be fired immediately and chris christie WANTS ANSWERS AND LeBRON JAMES Is furious. Take a look. . Reporter: Look shocking video making headlines this morning. Watch as rutgers university men's basketball coach mike rice is captured on tape screaming obscenities. . Reporter: Homophobic slurs. Even hurling basketballs at players' heads at point-blank range during several practices during his first three years as coach. To see your coach physically putting his hands on players, physically kicking players. Reporter: The video clips were compiled by eric murdoch, after he was fired from the team as the director of player development. Murdoch says rice's extreme coaching antics caused at least three players to transfer from the university. That's how it was. The verbal abuse, the belittling, yeah, I was like in total shock this guy wasn't fired immediately on the spot. Reporter: Tim burn neti tells espn there were signs and prior complaints about rice's behavior in the past. There were incidents with language that earn canned me. Reporter: Pernetti was shown this last november and suspended him for three games, fined him $50,000 and ordered mandatory anger management classes. This morning he is reconsidering his decision not to fire the coach. We did reach out to coach rice for comment. We also reached out to rutgers university. We have not received any response from the coach or the school. You get the feeling this one has some legs, guys. You can't believe that's the last we'll hear. Outrageous video. The parents, that's your child and see that coach doing that to your child. Violating a sacred trust and that can't be tolerated at all. That's horrifying. It kind of makes the bobbi knight video we saw years ago look tame. That's how bad it is. And six months after that. I have a feeling there will be pink slips after this one.
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