Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Coach Mike Rice Fired Over 'Abuse' Video

A US basketball coach has been sacked after amateur footage emerged of him using gay slurs and apparently manhandling and throwing balls at players during training.

Mike Rice was dismissed amid mounting criticism following three largely unsuccessful seasons in charge of the side from New Jersey's Rutgers University.

The university's athletic director Tim Pernetti had hired independent investigators to analyse the video after being given a copy last November by a former employee.