Apparently, some knucklehead with a website reported last night that Bill Stewart was mulling retirement.
On his call with the beat writers this afternoon Stewart vehemently -- and before he took one question -- denied the report, using a three-pronged attack, saying:
“First and foremost, let me begin by saying the reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated. In fact, you heard it directly from me, Bill Stewart," Stewart said.
"No. 1: I have absolutely no intention of walking away. No 2: I am not focusing on retirement. And No. 3, and lastly, most importantly: I am focusing on Rutgers.”
He then alerted the media members he would kindly like the direction of the questions to shift away from there for the call.