Rutgers, in Coach Debacle, Faults Its Outside Counsel

, New Jersey Law Journal


Rutgers University's athletic director and interim general counsel have resigned amid the scandal over men's basketball coach Mike Rice's unorthodox practices. But Rutgers laid part of the blame on the outside counsel that allegedly balked at recommending Rice's termination.

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    If you are interested in serving as a university president, get your resume ready. Rutger's president is on a "count-down" in my opinion. I predict he will be gone within the next twelve months... or sooner. Why? Blaming everyone else for your decision- a really bad one In my opinion- is not a sign of effective leadership. It is also ineffective leadership to continue causing embarrassment to the institution that you are charged with leading on a day-to-day basis. Finally, positioning the university as publicly criticizing its attorneys is not a very smart move. There is a time to speak and a time to shut up; apparently, this university president lacks sufficient judgment to know the difference.

    If the school behaves predictably (which I think it will), it will buy out this mutt's contract on terms lucrative to him (after all, "compounding a mistake" is why we have the phrase, "underlying problem"). And, in the field of education underlying problems are customarily solved by throwing money at them, right? So, should this be any different?

    Rutgers is in the throes of a leadership crisis.

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