Rutgers Faces Wrongful Firing Suit In Coach Abuse Scandal

Law360, Los Angeles (April 5, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A former Rutgers University employee who blew the whistle on abusive behavior by its basketball coach sued the school in New Jersey state court Friday, claiming it violated state employee protection laws and his employment contract when it fired him for making his complaints.

Eric Murdock, who was director of player development for the men’s basketball team for two years, claimed Rutgers fired him under the “false pretense” that his contract wasn’t being renewed after he complained that the team’s head coach, Michael T. Rice, had...
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