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IT'S ABOUT TIME Tim Pernetti Out as Rutgers Athletic Director Elsa

Rutgers Athletic Director Out

Will Rutgers President Robert Barchi go too? Tim Pernetti is out as the school’s athletic director, a source told the Star-Ledger in New Jersey on Friday. The move comes three days after a video surfaced of men’s basketball coach Mike Rice hurling basketballs and homophobic slurs at his players during practice. Rice was fired this week, though Pernetti had seen the video in late November, and the school president had been notified of Rice’s behavior. The school has not yet confirmed Pernetti’s ouster, but more than 50 faculty members had signed a letter calling for his dismissal and a futher investigation of Barchi’s handling of the case.

April 5, 2013 10:31 AM