Rutgers Athletic Director Out

    PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Rutgers University Athletic director Tim Pernetti makes his opening remarks during a press conference announcing that Rutgers University is joining the Big Ten Conference on November 20, 2012 at the Hale Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


    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.

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