Video: Rice Emotional in First Day Back
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Mike Rice Publisher
Posted Dec 29, 2012

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Mike Rice spent 20 minutes with the media on his first day back from a three-game suspension. After a short walkthrough, Rice addressed everything from his suspension, to changes that need to be made to his appologies and need to earn a second chance.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- It was a struggle for Mike Rice to keep emotions in check during a 20-minute interview session following his return.

Suspended as Rutgers head basketball coach because of behavioral issues at practice, Rice was apologetic for what he called "the stain" he put on Rutgers University and vowed to make the best of his second chance.

Rice said re-gaining trust begins with his actions and promised that he would put together a product the community can be proud of.

Choking up when discussing the impact of the suspension on his family, Rice went in-depth on everything from his first day back, to how he spend his time away to immediate changes that need to be made.

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