Coleman said he has spoken to Rice and that the former coach called the allegations made by Murdock "bogus" but declined to go into specifics.
Rice was suspended three games and fined $75,000 by the school when the tape was given to athletic director Tim Pernetti last fall but he returned to guide the Scarlet Knights to a 15-16 season. Rice was fired Wednesday, and Pernetti resigned Friday. Murdock, whose contract was not renewed by Rutgers, is under investigation by the FBI.
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