(LINCOLN, Neb.) — University of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini apologized Monday for a profane rant from 2011 criticizing fans of the team.
“I want to sincerely apologize for my comments from two years ago which became public today,” Pelini said in a statement released by the school. “I take full responsibility for these comments.”
“They were spoken in a private room following the Ohio State game,” the statement continued. “I was venting following a series of emotional events, which led to this moment. That being said, these comments are in no way indicative of my true feelings.
“I love it here in Nebraska and feel fortunate to be associated with such a great University and fan base. I again apologize to anyone whom I have offended,” the statement concluded.
Pelini was caught on tape repeatedly using an expletive to refer to what he calls “fair-weather” fans while talking to reporters after a win over Ohio State in October 2011.
This news surfaced just after the Cornhuskers blew an 18-point lead against UCLA and wound up losing to the Bruins by a score of 41-21.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire