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

Source: Tim Pernetti to join MLS team

Remember that abuse scandal at Rutgers University surrounding the basketball team? Welp, the former athletic director of the school, Tim Pernetti, may be joining Major League Soccer’s expansion team in NY. He’ll serve as chief business officer.

A person inside the situation says to expect the announcement some time next week. But, don’t ask anybody:

Pernetti, who resigned in April in the wake of a scandal involving the men’s basketball coach, didn’t immediately return an e-mail or voice mail left on his mobile phone seeking comment on the new position. Risa Heller, a spokeswoman for NYCFC, declined to comment. Manchester City spokeswoman Vicky Kloss didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment on Pernetti.

What do you think? Is Pernetti in the clear from the scandal? It’s nice to see him moving on and trying to get a fresh start.

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