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Perlman addresses Pelini's rant

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

Chancellor Harvey Perlman said he's not taking this situation lightly.

"This is a matter we're talking about, we're thinking about it and we'll let you know when we come to a conclusion," he said.

Perlman spoke to media after his State of the University Address, tackling that 2011 profanity-laced rant that surfaced Monday.

He said recordings can sometimes catch people at their worst.

"There's always concerns with all of us in public life when we're worried about when we're going to be taped and when we're going to be filmed and... but that's part of the environment we live in," Perlman said.

In this case, the recording was done in secret, but Pelini has sparked controversy for his very public outbursts, most notably the nationally televised Texas A&M game in 2010. He lost his temper with the referees and quarterback Taylor Martinez.

He was talked to by Tom Osborne, athletic director at the time, and Perlman. Pelini assured the university he'd tone down his behavior.

Many say his sideline demeanor has calmed, but this tape recording happened after that university meeting.

What impact this could have on the university and Bo Pelini's future, if any, is still up for discussion.

"We're disappointed and that we are reflecting on the situation. We're going to think about the issues and make the best call that we can," Perlman said.

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