Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Developing: Carl Pelini Resigns at Florida Atlantic--UPDATE


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 reporter Brett McMurphy, the two attended a social event where pot was used and agreed to resign.

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:

Also---Both men (Pelini and Rekstis) appear to have admitted to their boss, FAU AD Pat Chun, they participated in "Illegal Drug Use".

Oh boy, this is getting worse by the Tweet....

Here's coverage from our friends at WSVN-TV
WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

And here's AD Pat Chun from the afternoon presser...
((HT: NBCMiami))

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