Yup, even though the video was a compilation of practices from a 2 yer period.<quoted text>He was interviewed on ESPN the day the video broke and he was adamant that this was a one-time thing, that they had taken it very seriously and handed down a very appropriate punishment and that he and the university had done all they should have.
This is having major repercussions for the school. Highpoint Solutions, which sponsors the football stadium, and another major donor are supposedly reconsidering whether they want to continue their support now that Pernetti is gone. He has a lot of support from people who actually knew him.
Sounds like he had no real authority over the department, though. If you know something is the right thing to do, you follow your instinct. When you are tasked with guiding and protecting student athletes, you do It to the best of your abilities. Either he wasn't a very effective AD or his priorities were out of whack.