April 19, 2014

Pelini’s tirade caught on tape; Perlman, Eichorst and Pelini respond (AUDIO)

A recording of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini surfaced following a game against Ohio State in 2011. The audio was released by Deadspin.com. The recording comes just before the start of Pelini’s postgame radio interview with the Husker Sports Network.

During the middle of the recording, Pelini can be heard commenting about the fans.

“Our crowd. What a bunch of f—— fair-weather f—— — they can all kiss my ass on my way out the f—— door. ‘Cause the day is f—— coming now. We’ll see what they can do when I’m f—— gone.”

Pelini’s frustration are first directed towards two reporters from the Omaha World Herald and continues onto the fans.

The university released the following statements.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst issued the following statements Monday in response to recently published comments by Nebraska Head Football Coach Bo Pelini.

Harvey Perlman, Chancellor:

“I am aware of the publication of Coach Pelini’s comments, I am disappointed and in discussions with Shawn Eichorst about addressing the issue.”

Shawn Eichorst, Director of Athletics:

“I am disheartened and disappointed by the 2011 comments published today attributed to Coach Pelini about our dedicated and passionate fans and supporters. I have spoken with Chancellor Perlman and I have addressed the situation with Bo and expressed our deep concern.”

Statement from Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini

“I want to sincerely apologize for my comments from two years ago which became public today. I take full responsibility for these comments. They were spoken in a private room following the Ohio State game. 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.”

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