Erick Murdock Rumors

On Dec. 27, Barry A. Kozyra, Murdock’s attorney, sent a two-page letter, obtained by ESPN, to John K. Bennett, who is representing Rutgers University, seeking $950,000. Murdock’s annual salary at Rutgers was $70,000. The letter was dated two weeks after Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was suspended three games without pay and fined $50,000 for a violation of athletic department policy, which Rutgers announced on Dec. 13.