Eric Murdock's wrongful termination suit against Rutgers, filed yesterday, alleges his firing came as a "direct result of Mr. Murdock's complaints and report of Defendant Rice's unlawful conduct." Murdock's lawyers aren't the first to allude to Rice's iffy legal standing: On Wednesday, a columnist for the Daily News wrote a piece titled, "Does Mike Rice belong in jail for his behavior as Rutgers basketball coach?" Notwithstanding the hallowed rule that any article headlined by an interrogative will ultimately answer, "no," this column argues that Rice's conduct would be viewed far differently were he, say, a chemistry professor, and ultimately says yes: "Under New Jersey law there seems to be little doubt that Rice violated criminal statutes." While it's not obvious how the case would be settled, Rice was likely videotaped in the process of violating the law.
Deadspin · Isaac Rauch
The release of the Mike Rice video will result in million-dollar payouts for everyone except Eric Murdock, who allegedly…
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