Rutgers’ AD Resigns Amid Criticism
Tim Pernetti announced his resignation as Rutgers’ athletic director on Friday and in a letter to the university said that he wished he had overridden school officials and fired former men’s basketball Head Coach Mike Rice.
Pernetti’s resignation comes three days after video came to light showing Rice shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using gay slurs during practice.
“My continued tenure as Athletic Director is no longer sustainable for the University which I attended and where a piece of me will always remain,” Pernetti said in his resignation letter. “In connection with the incidents involving former basketball Coach Mike Rice, as was the case with all other matters which I handled on behalf of the University, I always tried my best to do what is right.”