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Brennan: Don't stop at Rice, Rutgers should fire AD, too
Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports12:27p.m. EDT April 3, 2013
Mike Rice was just fired by Rutgers -- finally, appropriately and
very belatedly. Unfortunately, athletics director Tim Pernetti, the man
who allowed Rice to keep coaching after seeing the hours and hours of
awful videotape of Rice's behavior, still has his job.
How can the
leadership of Rutgers University do only half its job today? How does
the Rutgers athletic department move forward from such a blitzkrieg of a
scandal if the man leading it thought that a three-game suspension and a
$50,000 fine was proper punishment for the abuse, homophobic slurs and
all-out assault by its men's basketball coach on his players?
is a state school, supported by the taxpayers of New Jersey. I'd dare
say you could have shown the video to almost every one of the residents
of the state and received a more reasoned and thoughtful decision than
the one rendered by Pernetti at the end of last year. For that reason
alone, he must lose his job.
saw all of it," Pernetti told ESPN on Tuesday. "None of that behavior
is acceptable. ... We have a Rutgers standard and Mike Rice wavered from
the Rutgers standard."
Has Pernetti, and has all
of college sports, learned nothing from the Penn State scandal? The two
stories are very different, of course, but there is a similar thread
running through both: the need to cover up a scandal rather than bring
it out into the open and deal with it honestly, fairly and quickly.
Pernetti, 42, should have known better. In fact, his background prepared him for just such an event, and he blew it.
First and foremost, he's a TV guy. From 1994-2003, he worked in
television programming for ABC Sports. He moved to the cable start-up
CSTV and created the first-ever 24-hour network dedicated completely to
college sports. CBS acquired CSTV in 2006, and Pernetti became executive
vice president. He became the Rutgers athletics director in April 2009.
could a man with that background not realize that all the damning
footage he was looking at was going to get out? He was given the perfect
excuse to fire his coach -- first for his behavior, and also for not
winning. It's not as if this was Bobby Knight. It should have been an
easy call for a young, up-and-coming AD at a school heading to the Big
Yet Pernetti chose not to make that logical decision in December. So it was made for him in April.
athletics director who can't make the right decision on something this
obvious has no place being in charge of student-athletes at Rutgers, or