Christie has absolute confidence in Rutgers leader

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says he has "absolute confidence" in the president of Rutgers University as he deals with questions about his choice for the university's new athletic director.

Speaking on a monthly radio show Tuesday, Christie said Robert Barchi is the "right man for the job." Christie also says it's not his job to micromanage Rutgers' business.

Barchi has been criticized for his choice of Julie Hermann as athletic director this month. Former players on the University of Tennessee volleyball team she coached in the 1990s have said she verbally and emotionally abused them.

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