Pitt junior forward Derrick Randall has filed a lawsuit against Rutgers, alleging that he was “chronically and heinously targeted and abused, both physically and psychologically” by former Scarlet Knights basketball coach Mike Rice, according to a report by the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger.
The Star-Ledger story also provided links to lawsuit documents.
Here is an ESPN report showing video of Rice physically and verbally abusing Rutgers players at practice.
Randall transferred to Pitt from Rutgers following the scandal that prompted Rice’s firing last April, and received an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility. Randall endured a difficult year aside from the abuse, as his mother lost her battle with ovarian cancer last spring.
Rice spent the 2006-07 season as a Pitt assistant coach under Jamie Dixon, and three seasons as head coach at Robert Morris.