It was a sad and disappointing day for some major donors to Rutgers University Friday, after athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice player abuse scandal.
Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti has resigned as the school continues to come under pressure due to a growing player abuse scandal.
Two RU basketball players on Rice’s team say the fired coach wasn’t the abusive tyrant he appears to be on a widely viewed video that ultimately cost him his job.
Rice may have been fired as the Rutgers men’s basketball coach, but critics said N.J.’s flagship public university still has more explaining — and maybe some more firing — to do.
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt renewed calls for passage of the legislation after Rutgers University fired Mike Rice after a video showing the basketball coach verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
Rutgers University’s Board of Governors met Wednesday and announced its selection of Robert Barchi as the university’s new president.