Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Rutgers athletic department looks like a circus right about now, full with clowns and all apparently. Patriots defensive back and Rutgers alum Devin McCourty took out his frustrations about the current state of his alma mater’s athletic program on Twitter on Friday, even going as far as to call school president Robert Barchi a “clown.” So RU made Pernetti resign but they are going to keep this clown as president…He still hasn't taken ownership in his role (D-Mac)— Jason+Devin McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) April 05, 2013 McCourty’s criticism comes after Barchi and the administration forced athletic director Tim Pernetti to resign. Pernetti resigned just days after flip-flopping on the controversial situation with head basketball coach Mike Rice, who was shown physically abusing players by throwing basketballs at and hitting them. As a proud Rutgers alum who can often be seen sporting Scarlet Knight apparel inside Gillette Stadium, McCourty has a right to be angry about the state of his school’s athletic program especially after listening to Barchi’s brutal news conference on Friday afternoon. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here.
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