Apr 5, 2013
Assistant To Coach Mike Rice Steps Down

ESPN.com

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9134814/assistant-rutgers-basketball-coach-seen-video-pushing-players-using-slurs-resigns

Jimmy Martelli, an assistant Rutgers men’s basketball coach under recently departed Mike Rice, has resigned, the university told “Outside the Lines” on Thursday afternoon. No reason was given.

Martelli was known to coaches and players as “Baby Rice, Outside the Lines” has learned.

In some of the hundreds of DVDs of Rutgers practices from 2010-12 being reviewed by “Outside the Lines, there are at least a handful of instances in which Martelli grabs, throws balls, shoves and screams at players, including calling one a f—–g fa—t.”

Martelli’s behavior is similar to that of Rice, who was fired Wednesday, a day after “Outside the Lines” made public video of practice incidents that had led Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti initially to suspend and fine Rice in December.

Martelli did not respond to ESPN’s requests for comment, but he released a statement to the Associated Press, which reads: “I am sickened that as an assistant coach I contributed in any way to an unacceptable culture. Wednesday I resigned from Rutgers and I hope that coaches on all levels will learn something important from these events. For my actions, I am deeply sorry and I apologize to the players from the bottom of my heart.”

Assistant To Coach Mike Rice Steps Down

ESPN.com

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9134814/assistant-rutgers-basketball-coach-seen-video-pushing-players-using-slurs-resigns

Jimmy Martelli, an assistant Rutgers men’s basketball coach under recently departed Mike Rice, has resigned, the university told “Outside the Lines” on Thursday afternoon. No reason was given.

Martelli was known to coaches and players as “Baby Rice, Outside the Lines” has learned.

In some of the hundreds of DVDs of Rutgers practices from 2010-12 being reviewed by “Outside the Lines, there are at least a handful of instances in which Martelli grabs, throws balls, shoves and screams at players, including calling one a f—–g fa—t.”

Martelli’s behavior is similar to that of Rice, who was fired Wednesday, a day after “Outside the Lines” made public video of practice incidents that had led Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti initially to suspend and fine Rice in December.

Martelli did not respond to ESPN’s requests for comment, but he released a statement to the Associated Press, which reads: “I am sickened that as an assistant coach I contributed in any way to an unacceptable culture. Wednesday I resigned from Rutgers and I hope that coaches on all levels will learn something important from these events. For my actions, I am deeply sorry and I apologize to the players from the bottom of my heart.”






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