Why did Rutgers University—which recently fired basketball coach Mike Rice over homophobic taunts—hire an athletic director, Julie Hermann, with a history of verbally and physically abusing college athletes? “I would call what’s happening at Rutgers a clown show, but I fear that would be a grave insult to clowns,” The Nation’s Dave Zirin says. Zirin joins MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to discuss Hermann’s reputation, the opaqueness of her selection and what’s next for Rutgers’s athletic program.

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