Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rutgers lawyer resigns as board looks at issues (Yahoo! Sports)

FILE - In this April 11, 2012 file photo, Robert Barchi addresses members of the Rutgers University Board moments after they appointed him president, in New Brunswick, N.J. Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers athletic director, two days after the basketball coach was fired following a video that went public of Mike Rice shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using anti-gay slurs. Pernetti was given the video in late November by a former employee. With the approval of Barchi, he suspended Rice for three games, fined him $75,000 and ordered him to attend anger management classes. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice, even though he was aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.

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