Okay, the question to the non-hardcore sports fan is "Who is Carl Pelini?" and why would anyone care that he resigned from Florida Atlantic University...?
Here's your answer. Pelini, coach of the 2-6 Owls along with his Defensive Coordinator Pete Rekstis were forced to step down because, according to ESPN.com reporter Brett McMurphy, the two attended a social event where pot was used and agreed to resign.
Source told @ESPN Carl Pelini & DC Pete Rekstis resign at FAU. They attended recent social event where pot was used & agreed to resign
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 30, 2013
The school is in the process of holding a press conference as we write this to make the announcement. We will update this as the day progresses
--Update: The school officially has announced the resignations stating that offensive coordinator Brian Wright will finish the season as the coach.
--Update: Per: Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reporter Dieter Kurtenbach, Pelini released a statement saying "I apologize for exercising poor judgement".
--Update (4:20pm) Per Kurtenbach:
Pelini and Rekstis were taken away from the FAU football offices by police. No arrests were made.Also---Both men (Pelini and Rekstis) appear to have admitted to their boss, FAU AD Pat Chun, they participated in "Illegal Drug Use".
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) October 30, 2013
Oh boy, this is getting worse by the Tweet....
Here's coverage from our friends at WSVN-TV
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And here's AD Pat Chun from the afternoon presser...