Christie: Executive branch won’t investigate Rutgers’ handling of coach

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the executive branch is not going to be conducting any investigation into the departure of the Rutgers basketball coach and the controversial video of his conduct.

He said that everyone should wait until Rutgers’ independent investigation is completed.

Christie acknowledged the damage done is “significant,’’ but can be overcome by good deeds and conduct at Rutgers. “It was not a good week.”

Christie said today that he supports the university president and the actions he took that led to the departure of the coach and the athletic director.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie