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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Robert L. Barchi
The FBI is investigating whether a former Rutgers basketball employee tried to extort the university before he made videos that showed ex-coach Mike Rice shoving and kicking players and berating them with gay slurs.
The burgeoning basketball scandal has cost Rutgers more than a popular, young athletic director, an interim general counsel, two coaches and a lot of embarrassment.
Just a few months ago, things could not have been more promising for Rutgers as it looked to bolster its place in college sports.
The Rutgers basketball scandal claimed two more university officials on Friday, including the athletic director and an interim senior vice president, who were involved in a decision to "rehabilitate" rather than fire the coach whose abusive behavior was captured on a video.
Rutgers University's athletics director and another top administrator resigned Friday in the scandal over basketball coach Mike Rice's abusive treatment of players, including the spewing of gay slurs. The administration had chosen to discipline the coach last December and try to "rehabilitate" him. But he was fired this week after video of his conduct was aired.
Rutgers' coaching scandal spiraled deeper Friday, bringing down the popular athletic director and a school vice president while donors threatened to cut off their contributions to New Jersey's largest public university.
When asked about it at a news conference Friday to discuss Pernetti's resignation, Barchi said, "It is an ongoing legal situation, and it is something that I simply cannot comment on."