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(WTOP)   So just how much is Tim Pernetti getting as his severance package from Rutgers? Try a cool $1.2 million, car expenses, two years healthcare...AND AN IPAD   (wtop.com ) divider line
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2013-04-08 12:29:22 PM  
I heard that it is not the newest version of the iPad.
The article doesn't mention which version of a laptop he has.  That may cost more than an iPad.
 
2013-04-08 01:24:25 PM  
I would beat the shiat out of some kids for an ipad.

/Any idea how much hookers and blow you can get for an ipad?
//Maybe just porn and beer
 
2013-04-08 01:25:05 PM  
big cash, lots of prizes

/ come on down!
 
2013-04-08 01:25:24 PM  
but they still sever his package?
 
2013-04-08 01:26:25 PM  
To fund an athletic department, many programs need to rely heavily on the donations of corporate executives, who would all build similar exit clauses into their own contracts.

So ... explain why we should be surprised?

/NCAA has major problems
//They're reflective of larger national problems, though
 
2013-04-08 01:26:32 PM  
I wish I had an I-Pad
 
2013-04-08 01:28:32 PM  
I was ok with everything up until I saw the iPad.  That just totally put it over the edge for me.  It's outrageous that someone that let something so horrible occur on his watch gets to walk away with a free iPad.
 
2013-04-08 01:29:50 PM  
It's good that they gave him the 1.2 mil.  Some scratch to go toward the gift tax he'll incur for getting that iPad.
 
2013-04-08 01:30:37 PM  
This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.
 
2013-04-08 01:33:57 PM  
Not sure how I feel about all of this. On one hand, you can't treat other people like that. On the other hand, college basketball (along with college football) players are basically gods on their campuses. Your education is paid for by the fact that you can put a ball through a net. Offenses that could lead to expulsion for other students simply get you benched. Class schedules are softened. Boosters find ways to get you nice things under the table. At Mizzou, women are too afraid of public reaction to press rape charges against you after a fairly conclusive rape kit is carried out.

Honestly... if I had no moral compass to the point where I could behave in such a manner as a student, I may be inclined to put up with this sort of treatment.

But this BS where you get a "severance package" when you're fired... no. You were fired, dickhole. Clean out your desk.
 
2013-04-08 01:34:05 PM  

durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.


The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.
 
2013-04-08 01:35:33 PM  

seadoo2006: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.


<- Still would beat the shiat out of some kids for an ipad.
 
2013-04-08 01:35:33 PM  

seadoo2006: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.


Ah, I see now. My mistake.
 
2013-04-08 01:36:11 PM  
Well, just wait until he wants to install Angry Birds Rio on that iPad and calls the college help desk. "Sorry sir. We cannot help you because you are no longer either a student, teacher, student-teacher or administrator . We suggest you go to the mall and talk to the fat guy with bad teeth who will curse the sky for delivering unto him another 'maladroit confused and bewildered by even the most basic of tasks.' "
 
2013-04-08 01:36:14 PM  

durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.



He was probably hired under a contract so the University would have fewer options regarding termination than they would have for a regular "at will" employee.
 
2013-04-08 01:38:12 PM  

durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.


Unless your contract states otherwise. Which is why you probably have an "employment agreement" that states you can be fired at will, whereas your CEO has one that states that unless he's convicted of raping baby goats on live TV, he gets paid anyway.
 
2013-04-08 01:40:27 PM  
Make sure those tuition payments don't bounce, kiddies.
 
2013-04-08 01:40:30 PM  
Nothing pays quite like failure at the top.
 
2013-04-08 01:42:06 PM  
Here's the thing about this whole mess: Somebody is lying here. The stories coming from the ex-AD, the school president and the ex-assistant coach who told the school about the coach's abusive behavior are all inconsistent and don't match up. I have a hard time buying anything any of them have said throughout this.
 
2013-04-08 01:42:27 PM  

seadoo2006: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.


I never saw any evidence he stopped beating the kids, kinda like Jim Rome and beating his wife.
 
2013-04-08 01:42:37 PM  
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2013-04-08 01:48:42 PM  
Just shows how wussy we have become. If the coach is good, pushing around some players should be fine. That is what good coaches do.

No idea why the AD should need to resign. Maybe if this country got their balls back this would be a non-issue. I hear even drill sergeants in the military have to be nice and gentle and cannot smack you around or use mean words any more. Bah.
 
2013-04-08 01:53:31 PM  

durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.


He wasn't fired for cause, because he followed university protocols and followed the recommendation that Rice be "rehabilitated".
 
2013-04-08 01:53:37 PM  

seadoo2006: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.


Thank you for responding in great big bold typeface.
But the fact is, he appears to be just as guilty as the coach for horrible behavior.  So, be it my ignorance or not, I don't think he should get ANYTHING on the way out the door.  In fact, I hope it does hit him in the ass on the way out.  Instead, he gets a small fortune, and is essentially set for life.

Yeah, yeah...  Life isn't fair.  Deal with it.
 
2013-04-08 01:54:10 PM  

durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.


Someone at Rutgers talked a lawyer and decides that it was cheaper to just go the severance package route than risk a wrongful termination lawsuit.  The AD's lawyers would argue that putting the coach on probation or whatever the AD meant by trying to handle it internally was sufficient and thus a firing is not warranted.
 
2013-04-08 01:54:56 PM  
He should also get shouted at and shoved around by every single member of the student body.  though for 1.2 mil, I think he'd go for it.
 
2013-04-08 01:57:18 PM  

Yogimus: seadoo2006: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.

<- Still would beat the shiat out of some kids for an ipad.


Would beat the shiat out of some kids for excercise.
 
2013-04-08 01:58:19 PM  
...Your student loans at work...
 
2013-04-08 01:58:33 PM  
Cool. What? Wait! Tim Pernetti?  fark!!!!  What did Mike Rice get?  $2.50, bicycle expenses, Obamacare and a free calculator?
 
2013-04-08 01:59:43 PM  

seadoo2006: The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH. He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.


A fair point.  I hate the jockocracy as much as anyone, but blame should be assigned accurately.
 
2013-04-08 02:00:09 PM  
And for the haters out there, Pernetti brought in a lot more revenue than the $1.2 million he'll get paid by getting Rutgers into the B16.
 
2013-04-08 02:01:07 PM  

dumpstertize: ...Your student loans at work...


Quoted for truth.
 
2013-04-08 02:02:06 PM  

seadoo2006: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

The AD Tim Pernetti IS NOT THE GOD DAMN COACH.  He was the guy that had to make sure the GOD DAMN COACH weren't beating the kids.

So, while I would accept your ignorance as just that, the guy didn't do his job as an AD, but he wasn't BEATING THE KIDS has half this thread is trying to make it sound like.


Can you type the whole thing in bold and all caps? Maybe use the BIG tag, too.

TIA!
 
2013-04-08 02:02:54 PM  
$100 million spent on sports programs really can change things.  When I was attending Rutgers, it was a regional joke of a school.  Now it's a national joke of a school.
 
2013-04-08 02:05:48 PM  
You can have your cool $1.2 million.  You can have the car expenses and two years healthcare and an iPad.
...but you do NOT...GET TO WATCH MY FARKING TELEVISION SET!!!!!
 
2013-04-08 02:12:50 PM  

ha-ha-guy: durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.

Someone at Rutgers talked a lawyer and decides that it was cheaper to just go the severance package route than risk a wrongful termination lawsuit.  The AD's lawyers would argue that putting the coach on probation or whatever the AD meant by trying to handle it internally was sufficient and thus a firing is not warranted.


The university really screwed up by not canning Rice in December. Now it's all nice and legal for everyone but Rice himself (who would have to be crazy to file a lawsuit to recover his pay. Although...didn't Sandusky do that or something like it?), and the university already "handled" it then, so any further action would be considered "punitive" or whatever.

In the private sector, they'd go over his HR file with a microscope looking for a way to call this a firing for cause, but because "state school" or "collegiate athletics" or even "it'd be hard", they'll just pay him $1.2M and a pile of goodies to go be a yes-man somewhere else.

// coaching has to be the sweetest gig ever - even when you fark up, another school/organization is ready to hire you
 
2013-04-08 02:14:37 PM  

Dr Dreidel: In the private sector, they'd go over his HR file


Pernetti's, I mean. They couldn't fire him over the December flap, but they very much could if his personnel file showed he had farted audibly in the break room on 15Feb2013 while stealing a red pen.
 
2013-04-08 02:14:55 PM  
Good on him.  I felt he was the least guilty of anyone, if at all.  He wanted to terminate, and was talked out of it by legal and administration.

He shouldn't have been the one falling on his sword...
 
2013-04-08 02:19:56 PM  

durbnpoisn: This doesn't make sense.  You get a "severence package" when your employment is terminated for reasons beyond anyone's control.  If you get FIRED for gross misconduct, you don't get a severence package.  You get FIRED.


I realize he resigned under fire, but he still did resign.
 
2013-04-08 02:20:32 PM  
Add this to the list of reasons why people hate Apple

/No, it doesn't have to be rational
 
2013-04-08 02:24:29 PM  
So, I guess it pays to go full "Bobby Knight" during practices.  Good to know.
 
2013-04-08 02:29:47 PM  

huchipapa: Good on him. I felt he was the least guilty of anyone, if at all. He wanted to terminate, and was talked out of it by legal and administration.


i38.photobucket.com

Nothing changes.
 
2013-04-08 02:32:57 PM  

slimfast: Cool. What? Wait! Tim Pernetti?  fark!!!!  What did Mike Rice get?  $2.50, bicycle expenses, Obamacare and a free calculator?


No not a calculator. An abacus...gee I hope I spelled that correctly :/
 
2013-04-08 02:34:07 PM  
this just reinforces the fact that it pays to be an abusive tyrant.
 
2013-04-08 02:43:17 PM  
Poor bastard. If he could have somehow made it a bigger scandal, he could have possibly worked his way up to a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
 
2013-04-08 02:46:37 PM  

Raging Whore Moans: Add this to the list of reasons why people hate Apple

/No, it doesn't have to be rational


Or on topic.
 
2013-04-08 03:01:36 PM  
I haven't really followed this story. Saw a couple of videos were he shoved and threw the ball at players.

Have any of the players come out in support or against him?

My guess is stuff like that happens all the time in college sports but is just not reported or video taped.
 
2013-04-08 03:08:46 PM  
This is why he shouldn't have been allowed to resign. He should have been fired. But this is just the President's way of taking care of him, knowing that he will get the same treatment (only with larger payout) when he is forced to "resign"
 
2013-04-08 03:10:16 PM  

Lost Thought 00: This is why he shouldn't have been allowed to resign. He should have been fired. But this is just the President's way of taking care of him, knowing that he will get the same treatment (only with larger payout) when he is forced to "resign"


As Bomani Jones said, he should've started that resignation letter with, "Since you're not going to admit to anyone that I told you about this months ago..."
 
2013-04-08 03:11:32 PM  

JK47: He was probably hired under a contract so the University would have fewer options regarding termination than they would have for a regular "at will" employee.

"Contractual obligations" is almost always code for "we do not feel enough shame or public pressure to revoke the contract."
 
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