Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/6/14
Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers' athletic director, a source told ESPN on Friday. Pernetti dismissed Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing the coach shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players, and using gay slurs during practice. The tape was made available to Pernetti in November by a former university employee, but after an investigation, and with the approval of the new university president, Pernetti only chose to suspend Rice. The coach was forced to miss three games, was fined $75,000 and ordered to attend anger management classes. The Scarlet Knights went 3-0 in his absence, and he returned in time for Big East play. But the video - given to Pernetti by Eric Murdock, former director of player development for Rice - was broadcast Tuesday on ESPN and prompted scores of sharp criticism nationwide. ''You have to be cautious about public reaction, because the reaction the public is having is the same I had,'' Pernetti told WFAN on Tuesday. ''I am factoring ...
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