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NU reacts to Pelini's tirade against Husker fans

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 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska coach Bo Pelini goes on a profanity-laced tirade against fans and two newspaper writers in audio that surfaced on the sports website Deadspin. 

The audio posted Monday catches Pelini speaking with Husker Sports Network play-by-play man Greg Sharpe before his postgame radio interview following Nebraska's win over Ohio State in October 2011. The conversation was off air. 

Pelini had been criticized by fans and media in the days leading to the Ohio State game for the Huskers' performance the week before in a 31-point loss at Wisconsin. 

In the audio, Pelini repeatedly uses an expletive to refer to what he calls "fair-weather'' fans.  Messages were left for Pelini, athletic director Shawn Eichorst and Husker Sports Network general manager David Witty.

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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UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman released this statement Monday in response to recently published comments by Nebraska Head Football Coach Bo Pelini:

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

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NU Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst released this statement:

"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."

Here is the link to the audio clip of Pelini on Deadspin's website:
http://deadsp.in/187q3Yq

 

 

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