LINCOLN, Neb. (KPTM)- The Huskers' big loss against the UCLA Bruins over the weekend may have caused more controversy in the coaching department than Nebraska fans planned for. An audio-tape of Coach Bo Pelini leaked to the Internet, using excessive profanities to criticize fans and the media.
According to sports web site Deadspin.com, the recording was taken back in October of 2011, after a comeback win against Ohio State. Deadspin.com reports the audio surfaced because of the disappointing loss to UCLA. The web site states Coach Pelini seemed to have no idea he was being recorded.
Soon after the recording went viral, Coach Pelini released a statement, apologizing.
"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," said Pelini.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln's chancellor Harvey Perlman said he was disappointed.
"I am aware of the publication of Coach Pelini's comments, I am disappointed and in discussions with Shawn Eichorst about addressing the issue," said Perlman.
Nebraska's athletic director Shawn Eichorst also addressed the recording.
"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," said Eichorst.
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