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Two Rutgers players defend fired coach Rice

Updated: April 4, 2013, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Two Rutgers basketball players on Mike Rice's team say the fired coach wasn't the abusive tyrant he appears to be on a widely viewed video that ultimately cost him his job.

"You can't let those individual moments define what he was," junior forward Wally Judge said during a telephone interview Thursday. "In my past two years, me being an older guy and being under other coaches, I have grown from the moment I stepped in these doors, not only as a player but also as a ...

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