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Tim Pernetti, former Rutgers athletic director, lands job with New York City Football Club

Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Rutgers University Athletic director Tim Pernetti makes his opening remarks during a press conference announcing that Rutgers University is joining the Big Ten Conference on November 20, 2012 at the Hale Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice practice video scandal, has found a new job, and announced that he had joined on with New York City Football Club, as the future MLS club’s Chief Business Officer.

Truly honored and excited to join @nycfc We will build something special in NYC. #NYCFC

— Tim Pernetti (@Tim_Pernetti) September 9, 2013

Pernetti resigned from his post at his alma mater on Apr. 5, two days after basketball coach Mike Rice was fired. A video surfaced in April showing Rice being verbally and physically abusive towards his players during practices. Pernetti handled the issue in November, fining and suspending Rice for three games and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training. Once the video came to light, it cost both men their jobs.

Despite the controversy, Pernetti was a successful AD during his tenure with the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers wouldn’t be set to join the Big Ten Conference next season if it weren’t for his efforts.

The New York FC was announced in May of this year, and intends to compete in the MLS in the 2015 season.

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