NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to speak with Rutgers officials about a report that the athletic director hired to clean up the school’s scandal-scarred program quit as Tennessee’s women’s volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players complained she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse.
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says the governor is aware of the report about Julie Hermann in The Star-Ledger of Newark, but wants to get more details before commenting.
“He’s not going to make any judgments at this time,” Drewniak said in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday.
The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Tennessee players wrote the mentality cruelty they suffered when Hermann was coach was unbearable, adding she called them “whores, alcoholics and learning disabled.”
Craig Wolff broke the story for the Star-Ledger and joined Jody McDonald on Sunday to discuss the situation at Rutgers.