Christie staying on sidelines regarding Rutgers’ compensation for coaches

LAWRENCE – Gov. Chris Christie said he is not going to intervene in the coaches’ compensation matter at Rutgers University, saying it’s a university policy decision.

“I’m not into micromanaging Rutgers,” he said today.

He called the compensation packages of Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano and women’s basketball coach Vivian Stringer “competitive,” adding that the high price is an example of the free market working itself.

“I don’t think the athletic program is an example of waste and abuse,” he said.

“I’m not going to get into second-guessing a president’s authority.”

 

Christie staying on sidelines regarding Rutgers’ compensation for coaches