May 31st, 2013
10:12 AM ET

Fmr. coach on new Rutgers athletic director: "It's like a fox guarding the hen house"

Rutgers University is facing even more questions over its decision to hire Julie Hermann to help turn around the school's scarred athletic department.

Some members of the university's search committee reportedly complained the hiring process was too rushed and they didn't have enough information about the candidates.

Information, for example, that may have shown Hermann was linked to a sex-discrimination lawsuit while at the University of Louisville.

It was filed by Mary Banker, a former assistant track coach.

She worked under Hermann, and claims she was fired for complaining about sexist behavior by male coaches.
A jury awarded Banker more than $300-thousand dollars, but that decision was later overturned.

Jake Tapper spoke to Banker about her experience working with Hermann.

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