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Rutgers University President Robert Barchi announces he accepted the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti, Friday, April 5, 2013, in New Brunswick, N.J. The Rutgers men's basketball scandal claimed two more university officials on Friday, including Pernetti and John B. Wolf, an interim senior vice president, who were involved in a decision to "rehabilitate" rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice whose abusive behavior was captured on a video. On Thursday, assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigned. Barchi's position appears to be safe. Pernetti dismissed Rice on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi announces he accepted the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti, Friday, April 5, 2013, in New Brunswick, N.J. The Rutgers men's basketball scandal claimed two more university officials on Friday, including Pernetti and John B. Wolf, an interim senior vice president, who were involved in a decision to "rehabilitate" rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice whose abusive behavior was captured on a video. On Thursday, assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigned. Barchi's position appears to be safe. Pernetti dismissed Rice on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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(AP) Rutgers University is commissioning an independent investigation of the conduct of former men's basketball coach Mike Rice and the way the school handled the situation.


Rice was fired last week after a video that showed him pushing and kicking players and spewing gay slurs at them during practices between 2010 and last year.


The school's athletic director, top in-house lawyer and an assistant coach also resigned.


Also Monday, the chairman of the university's Board of Governors said that the chairman of the board's committee on athletics saw the video in December.


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