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Tim Pernetti praised in December

Updated: April 11, 2013, 12:03 PM ET
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Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti was praised by top campus officials in December when he suspended former coach Mike Rice, who physically and verbally abused his players.

Pernetti, according to confidential minutes obtained and initially reported by the Star-Ledger of Newark (N.J.) newspaper from a closed-door meeting of campus officials, said he was willing to give Rice a second chance instead of firing him because he thought the coach could change.

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