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The President isn't going to make it out of this either.
The question has to be asked. Worst physical abuse cover-ups in college sports history?
1. Ped State
The President is gonna down I think as well. Guilty by association. Pernetti should just keep his mouth shut, the more he says the more he's idicting himself. Just tell the media you are busy with Big 10 move stuff.
At the very least, from someone looking from the outside, at least Maryland isn't insane in this Big Ten process (in comparison to Rutgers).
Plus, the athletic department and student-athletes actually perform at Maryland (compared to Rutgers).
Whatever is happen at Rutgers, I'd hope they clean up everything.
This post was edited by OSU43081 12 months ago
Another thing about the AD firing: was Martelli ever suspended or anything? I'm sure he's had that video for the same amount of time and seems like that was covered up, too.
Nope, and I think that was one of the things that did Pernetti in. Apparently he called in and spoke with Martelli, but there was no suspension/fine similar to Rice's.
I just can't imagine sitting in a room after watching that tape, and thinking to myself anything other than Rice has to be fired, cuz I sure as hell don't want to go down with him. It's not like he was winning. It was a very easy decision to clear house and have a legitimate search for a replacement. Pernetti was not going to come under scrutiny for a single bad hire after the move to the B1G. This is a guy, btw, who is all about Rutgers (Pernetti) - former football player at Rutgers, he played for Schiano in HS (which is one reason, and I remember emailing G$ about this, Pernetti was a terrible decision to hire, as he was going to be a Schiano lapdog). He was untouchable until he decided to make a really, really bad decision..
I don't know, these are guys you work with and interact with every day. The video is also over hundreds/thousands of hours of practice.
No, it was social media and faux public outrage that did him in. All of a sudden everyone in the US has an athlete child they were considering sending to Rutgers but no longer because they are bound to be physically abused. Yet completely lost jn this American outrage shitshow is that his basketball players are sticking up for him publicly. Ironically, no one in the media who called for firings has probably ever team sport in their lives.
"Turgeon has 3 key guys on current roster - Allen, Dez, and Jake - that have not improved." -Orioleterp
Except all the pro athletes and former pro athletes calling for his firing.
All of who just watched a lo-lite reel but did not play for the coach. You can do that for anyones worst moments, show it to the world, and you will get the desired reaction. Americans tend to be pretty stupid and reactionary, particularly on this twitter and Facebook age. The players, who are the supposed victims, are sticking up for him but don't let that get in the way of rabble rabble rabble.
This post was edited by LeftyTerp 12 months ago
Lefty, how old are you?
Just because a few players stick up for him doesn't mean its right. What about the other players who aren't sticking up for him?
I didn't have a problem with the ball throwing or the shoving when play wasn't going on. I had a problem with the times where he would mess with the players WHILE they were playing. Serious injury risk there. I think Rice should have been fired. I don't think Pernetti should have been fired.
Yes but doesn't it speak poorly of Pernetti that he couldn't figure out that Rice needed to be fired?
That's why he's gone! If he had canned Rice in December citing violation of university conduct standards and promoted one of the non-insane assistants to interim, then he'd still have a job right now.
This post was edited by oral_terpitude 12 months ago
You hire senior management to exercise judgement. Pernetti exercised really bad judgement by not firing Rice after the season was out (firing mid-season in college athletics is a rarity) and allowing this shit storm that makes the school look really bad. He did a terrible job and deserves to be canned. I think it's 50/50 whether the President keeps his.
Good point about the stuff while they were playing.
If Pernetti came out in Dec with the video and made the decision to suspend Rice for only 3 games and $50k fine then I could live with it. The fact he fired Rice once the video came public suggests some sort of coverup when the video was brought ot his attention in Nov. Pernetti just looks really bad in all of this.
I certainly don't think it's a good thing or was the proper reaction, but firing him is extreme.
Looks like Rutger's President is going to talk at 1.
Wow. This is NOT roomy!
These administrators make the high salaries they make specifically to avoid situations like this.
By leaving Rice in his job and not negotiating hush money for Murdock, he left the school so vulnerable. They had no choice but to dump him, as they should. This is the Penn State situation all over again -- everyone is going down.
I just don't see why a suspension and anger management isn't a reasonable resolution. Maybe it's not what everyone would do, but I don't think the AD coming to that conclusion means he should be fired.
Not negotiating to get the tapes buried is the bigger failure as the athletic director. That's a fireable offense.
You're acting like it was a 2 minute clip or something...it was an extensive video with prolonged and continued misconduct. He could have washed Mother Teresa's feet (had she been alive) during the rest of the practices and it doesn't excuse the misconduct. Physically abusing players beyond motivation, using racial and homophobic slurs, there's no context to make that appear better.
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