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Rutgers assistant Martelli resigns amid scandal



PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers assistant men’s basketball coach has resigned amid a scandal over the way his former boss treated players.

A Rutgers athletic department spokesman confirmed Thursday that assistant coach Jimmy Martelli had left the program.

Coach Mike Rice was fired on Wednesday after a video was made public showing him shoving and kicking players, throwing basketballs at them and berating them with gay slurs.

The firing was first reported by The Star-Ledger. The newspaper also reported that Martelli was seen in a portion of the video that was not broadcast on television shoving a player during a practice.

Martelli, who also coached with Rice at Robert Morris, is the son of St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli. He was hired by Rutgers in May 2010.