(LINCOLN, Neb.) — University of Nebraska administrative leaders are hoping to put head football coach Bo Pelini’s statements back in 2011 in the past.
The University released a statement on Wednesday backing Pelini and encouraging those tied to the school in any way to do the same.
“We are prepared to put this matter to rest,” chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in the statement. “Our football student-athletes, coaches and staff deserve all of our support, and we know the Nebraska faithful will be there for them.”
This comes in wake of Deadspin.com releasing audio of Pelini’s expletive-rant about Huskers fans on Monday following a 2011 win over Ohio State.
Pelini apologized on Monday and again on Tuesday.
“Our coaches, staff and student-athletes must be held to a high standard,” the statement said, “and Coach Pelini’s remarks were unfair to the legions of Nebraska fans and not what we expect from a representative of this university.”
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