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One Rutger's student allegedly just hit an ESPN cameraman with a water balloon. Penn State caliber behavior, IMO.
Wow. This is NOT roomy!
Soooo Pernetti's letter of resignation said he wanted to fire Rice back in December when the incident was presented to him, but he was instructed by RU not to and to follow the necessary protocol to bring in outside counsel. So basically this all could have been avoided.
News conference on now!
So his story's completely changed since Wednesday.
Lol at all the journalists and other idiots who rushed to judgement and said" pernetti needs fired, why didnt he fire the coach last year." Like I said many times, an ADs job is much more complicated than making a simple decision by yourself in a vacuum. Looks like he took one for the team this week and they still forced him to go. There is a reason he was in running for AD of the year nationally. He is a class act and is getting screwed because of this.
"Turgeon has 3 key guys on current roster - Allen, Dez, and Jake - that have not improved." -Orioleterp
It's amazing that Bob Knight's name was only mentioned once, I think. He did this crap every day at two institutions. I guess if you're winning, you look the other way until things go sour. Maybe Rice can get a job at CBS or ESPN along side of Knight. Not a bad gig.
I strongly believe his initial story is
what he was instructed to say, and he was covering for his bosses.
The gay slur(s) is a really, really big deal too, especially at Rutgers after dealing with the death of Tyler Clementi, the prosecution, etc. That was a story that was on the front page repeatedly for probably over a year. You can't demean subordinates by calling them that term.
And I believe he's trying to get a job in the future.
I don't see why anybody would feel sorry for any of these people (not specifying anybody with this part). People get fired for way less every day. That's life. Embarrass the institution/business, you go.
Couldn't agree with you more. Having a brother and many friends that attend Rutgers, I follow it closer than any other school outside of MD. Pernetti is a very AD. He will land on his feet somewhere and succeed there I would think.
If anyone is listening or watching the press conference, the Rutgers PR person or the athletic department SID have near-zero control over this press conference.
The press are going after both Barchi and Izzo, but the PR people have no control.
Sorry but in today's world, I don't consider "faggot" or the like a "gay slur."
Barchi saying that Rutgers holds open practices (the ones that were taped) is a crock.
You, me, Mark Turgeon, John Calipari, etc. couldn't just walk into a Rutgers practice and watch.
Yeah I'm done here for a while.
Lol, what does this even mean?
it's more of a gay slur than it's ever been.
My HS aged son and his buddies call (and tweet) each other fags all the time. This "word" is very synonymous to say "wimp" to this generation. My generation at the time wasn't too different. Recall Jeff Spicolli saying "those guys are fags" in Fast Times. Sometimes, things get read into a bit too much.
I really doubt any college bball player would consider being called a fag or faggot a "gay slur."
This post was edited by MDTerp84 12 months ago
Yeah, that's the problem.
Bilas just ethered the president.
that makes it ok then!
You have a very enlightened son, congrats.
It makes it what is is and what it isn't.
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