Rice Berates 12-Year-Old Girls Team?


Sometimes real life truly is stranger than fiction.

Just a little over a week after former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for verbally and physically abusing his players, it’s been discovered that Rice is still coaching a 12-year-old girls AAU team in New Jersey that includes his daughter, Katie.

Brian Geltzeiler of HoopsCritic.com started off a firestorm on Sunday after tweeting out that Rice was on the sideline for the AAU team and once again acting outrageously:

The story was picked up in numerous places and led to a backlash.

“The Deadspin report is a gross misrepresentation of the facts,” a person near the team told SportsNet New York. “The team’s parents are fully behind Coach Rice and his instruction of their daughters.”

Geltzeiler responded in kind with this:

We weren’t there to witness Rice’s coaching of the AAU team but if Geltzeiler was accurate, we wouldn’t be surprised at this point to see Rice spend next week pegging elementary kids with a dodge ball during recess.

[USA Today]

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