Whistleblower sues Rutgers in abusive coach case
Kozyra said he, Murdock and his law partners showed the video to Pernetti, his lawyer and two of Pernetti’s subordinates in an hour-long meeting in November. Kozyra said the 40-minute DVD they aired was edited down from hundreds of hours of tape. Kozyra said the meeting was in the same room where the school, days before, announced it was moving to the Big Ten.
A report by John Lacey, a lawyer hired by Rutgers last year to investigate Murdock’s complaints, concluded that Rice sometimes behaved inappropriately, but that many of the video clips were taken out of out of context and did not create a hostile work environment or constitute harassment or bullying.
Lacey’s report was also critical of Murdock, finding that Rice had not actually fired him and that he had not given evidence to support the claims that he and others had paid players in violation of NCAA rules.
Associated Press writer Geoff Mulvihill contributed to this report from New Brunswick.
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