Rutgers to Black Whistleblower: You Donât Have to Go Home...

After whistle-blowing on Rutgers University head coach, Erick Murdock's contract was not renewed.

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standard. Two players including prominent sophomore guard Jerome Seagears are transferring. I wonder if there will be calls for Murdock’s reinstatement?

While there are certainly calls for more firings, one “firing” in particular started it all; Pernetti’s decision to allow Eric Murdock’s contract to lapse as director of player development instead of firing Rice as head coach when the unthinkable came to light.  One can ponder about what motivated that poor decision-making, but the result will be the same: a Black man with a promising college coaching career has, in all likelihood, lost the opportunity to fulfill it and that is quite possibly worthy of a meltdown.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. is founder and editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire, which covers news, opinion and culture of the African Diaspora. She serves as editor-at-large for Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual or @TheBurtonWire