Top Rutgers lawyer fourth to step down after basketball scandal
- Rutgers University's top lawyer, John Wolf, became the fourth official to resign in the wake of the school's highly publicized basketball scandal when he announced his resignation Thursday.
- Wolf stepped down as interim senior vice president and general counsel last week due to his role in advising the school to merely suspend basketball coach Mike Rice after videos showing his abuse of players emerged.
- Following the revelation Tuesday that Wolf had only stepped down as a vice president and received a new job as university attorney, with the same salary of $280,775, complaints from Trenton forced his full resignation from the university.
From the article:
... Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex), who had been pushing for Wolf's ouster, called the resignation "long overdue" and questioned why he had first been only reassigned.
“The decision making process that has gone on at Rutgers is simply baffling. If Mr. Wolf’s questionable judgment played a role in the suspension, rather than the firing, of Mike Rice, he needed to be held accountable, not reassigned to another sizable tax payer-funded position," said Oliver. ...
- NJ.com Read More
Follow Roger Riddell on Twitter