Nov 20, 2012; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti at a press conference announcing the move of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from the Big East conference to the Big Ten conference at the Hale Center. Mandatory Credit: Patti Sapone/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers Athletic Director


The dominoes continue to fall in the wake of the Mike Rice fiasco with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball team. The latest person to get the ax after turning a blind eye to the actions of his head coach was Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti.

New surfaced this morning that the university will announce later today at a press conference that Pernetti is no longer with the school. He is expected to make a statement.

Per Tara Sullivan of The Record:

You never like to see to people lose their jobs, but this was a move that had to be made.

It was completely unacceptable to not immediately act and fire Mike Rice whenever word of his abuse first surfaced. This wasn’t just a case of word of mouth, there was visual evidence.

Rutgers made the right call. It just should have come sooner.

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