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[Content Note: Abuse; homophobia.]

$1.1 million: The payout coming to Rutgers University's former athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned after men's basketball coach Mike Rice was fired following the broadcast of a video, shot over two years, that showed him shoving and berating players with homophobic epithets during practice.

Pernetti knew about Rice's abuse, but "Rutgers decided to follow a process involving university lawyers, human resources professionals, and outside counsel," Pernetti wrote in his resignation letter. "Following review of the independent investigative report, the consensus was that university policy would not justify dismissal. I have admitted my role in, and regret for, that decision, and wish that I had the opportunity to go back and override it for the sake of everyone involved."

Well, more than a million dollars for abetting abuse should help soothe his troubled conscience.

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