The whole issue of Eric Murdock's firing is the monkey wrench in the whole deal. He claims he was let go last summer when he first reported the abuse. Pernetti says it was because Murdock wanted to coach at another camp and Rice told him not to. It's being litigated and my hunch is that Pernetti kept this chump Rice around to show that the firing had nothing to do with Murdock reporting Rice's bad behavior months before. By suspending and sending him to counseling RU was showing it was taking proper steps to deal with Rice. Some pro-RU people have said that Murdock blackmailed the university with the tape. Not sure this has been proven anywhere. When RU got wind that Outside the Lines was going to air the tape the weekend of 4/6, RU jumped the story and let this soap opera play out the last few days. Jersey's got loads of basketball talent that it loses out of state each year. With the right coach and moving to the Big 10 next year, RU can be a player if they keep the kids home. They're going to have to pay more than a measly $700K that Rice was making and upgrade the facilities in New Brunswick.