Posted April 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is getting $1.2 million in salary, plus an iPad, car allowance and more than two years of health insurance coverage under a settlement agreement. The Associated Press obtained details of the settlement Monday through an open records request with Rutgers. The Star-Ledger had previously reported some details. Pernetti resigned last week after a video was made public showing former men's basketball coach Mike Rice shoving players and berating them with anti-gay slurs. Pernetti suspended Rice last December. The coach was fired last week. Under his agreement, Pernetti is to be paid his base salary of $453,000 per year through June 2014 and a one-time payment of $679,500 in the next month. He gets the money even if he takes another job. He also gets his $12,000 per year car allowance through June 2014 and health insurance and pension payments through October 2015. Pernetti also gets to keep his Rutgers-issued iPad and laptop computer....

SNL takes aim at Mike Rice, Rutgers scandal

Check out the video. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” took on the case of fired Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice by finding an even more menacing basketball coach. Rice was fired last week after a video showed him verbally and physically abusing players on his team. But SNL wants you to know that Rice’s behavior is nothing compared to how Middle Delaware State coach Sheila Kelly acts.

Ex-player makes Rice accusations

A former player for Robert Morris, where Mike Rice coached before he took the job at Rutgers, claims Rice engaged in the same kind of behavior in the past.

Video: SNL spoofs Mike Rice scandal with skit

Perhaps one of the biggest sports stories of the week was the one involving video of former Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players in practices. The video footage ultimately cost Rice is his job.So, Saturday Night Live decided to make light of the situation in a timely skit which features guest host Mellisa McCarthy berating players...

Defenders of Mike Rice (Yes, They Exist) Are Flat-Out Wrong

The recent developments at Rutgers have been a stain on what should be the most exciting time of the year in college basketball. A superb March Madness has set up what has proven to be an incredibly entertaining Final Four, filled with rich storylines. Unfortunately, the Final Four has been overshadowed at times by the recent events that led to Mike Rice and AD Tim Pernetti being...

SNL spoofs Rutgers Mike Rice abuse scandal

Meet Sheila Kelly of Middle Delaware State. She shares a lot of similarities with Rutgers University former head coach Mike Rice. She is a fiery individual who isn’t afraid to make her point by hitting her players and anyone else that frustrates her. Of course, Sheila Kelly doesn’t exist, nor does Middle Delaware State. This was just Saturday Night Live’s latest spoof on a...

Rutgers ordering review of scandal

Rutgers University announced Monday that it's commissioning an independent review of the conduct of fired basketball coach Mike Rice and the way the university handled the situation when it learned that he was kicking and shoving players and berating them with gay slurs in practice. The review ensures that the saga will not end quickly or quietly. A video of Rice's behavior...

SNL spoofs Rutgers scandal

Apparently enough time has passed in the Rutgers-Mike Rice scandal for it to receive the ultimate honor in pop culture significance -- a 'Saturday Night Live' spoof. On Saturday night, actress Melissa McCarthy took her spin as the out-of-control, tyrannical coach whose abuse of players at practice is caught on tape, unleashing hell while at the helm of Middle Delaware State...

Rutgers to look deeper at problems with coach

Rutgers University is pledging to get to the bottom of how a basketball coach who kicked and shoved players and used gay slurs as he yelled at them was allowed to stay on the job - and to make sure the same thing isn't happening in other sports. The university said Monday that the school's Board of Governors would meet Thursday to discuss hiring an adviser to report on what...

Did Mike Rice have any bright shining moments?

Apparently not. Rutgers finally canned him, but he will live in infamy.

Kobe says he'd smack the hell out of Mike Rice

Sometimes we get Funny Kobe, Honest Kobe, Vulgar Kobe and today we get Thug Kobe. While speaking to Jim Rome about the Mike Rice situation,  here is what he had to say. This is grown man Kobe talking of course, who knows what he would have done, when he was 20 years old. Chris Childs doesn’t think Mike Rice should be that worried. It is easy to say what you would do, if you...

One Shining Moment: The Mike Rice Edition

We had to know this was coming, right? Now-former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was exposed as a brute and a bully when this video landed on ESPN's Outside the Lines less than a week before Louisville beat Michigan in the national championship game, which gave one jokester just enough time to take Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "One Shining Moment" from 2011...

Clouds of crisis, controversy surround Rutgers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer Just a few months ago, things could not have been more promising for Rutgers as it looked to bolster its place in college sports. The university said to be the birthplace of college football had just been accepted to the Big Ten Conference. And with that came guarantees of national exposure and big paydays. The conductor of...

FBI Investigating Possible Extortion By Former Rutgers Assistant Eric Murdock

The nightmare scandal at Rutgers University is growing even deeper, as it's being reported that the FBI is investigating if assistant Eric Murdock [who leaked the damaging videos of former head coach Mike Rice hitting players with basketball balls] tried to extort the university.According to the N.Y. Times, Murdock's attorney sent the university with a request of $950,000...

Tim Pernetti to Receive $1.2 Million in Salary, Two Years Health Insurance, Car Allowance in Rutgers Settlement Agreement

Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti isn’t leaving the New Jersey school empty-handed. The school’s AD, who resigned last week in the aftermath of the saga surrounding men’s basketball head coach Mike Rice, is getting $1.2 million in salary – among other payouts and benefits– under a settlement agreement, according to The Associated Press. Under his agreement...

Cards deal Michigan 82-76 loss for National Title

For one night the NCAA got what it needed the focus wasn’t on the Rutgers basketball program and it’s now former coach Mike Rice. Instead the focus was on the game itself. The National title game, Louisville Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines. And the game didn’t disappoint. Michigan came out firing in the first half of the game at one point they shot 62 percent and couldn’t...
Scarlet Knights News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.