Report: FBI Investigating Former Rutgers Director of Basketball Operations Eric Murdock for Extortion

Eric MurdockMore details continue to emerge from 249 University Avenue.

On Monday, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported on a video of former Rutgers coach Mike Rice swearing at players, throwing basketballs at them and violently grabbing and pushing them.

New details have emerged indicating that former director of basketball operations Eric Murdock is being investigated for extortion of the university, as first reported by the New York Times. The FBI’s investigation says that in December Murdock’s lawyer reportedly sent a letter to Rutgers officials two weeks after Rice’s initial suspension. The letter states that Murdock demanded $950,000 from the university — a sum in which the university didn’t pay.

Murdock has since released dozens of hours of footage showing Rice’s actions and he, along with Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, have since been relieved of their duties.

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