College football: Florida Atlantic coaches admit drug use, resign

Thursday October 31, 2013 7:39 AM
High Contrast Normal Version

Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini, a native of Youngstown and brother of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis, a Cincinnati native, resigned yesterday after university officials said they acknowledged using illegal drugs.

FAU received information about the allegations of drug use on Monday, said athletic director Patrick Chun. An investigation began and Chun confronted the coaches yesterday, a day when law-enforcement officials also visited the school’s athletic offices in Boca Raton.

Chun said the drug usage happened off-campus, not on the team’s most recent trip and that no players were involved.

Offensive coordinator Brian Wright, from Wooster, Ohio, will serve as interim head coach for the Owls, who are 2-6 and play host to Tulane on Saturday.

Comments

Please Share Your Zip Code

To listen to 97.1 The Fan or ESPN 1460AM we ask that you provide a zip code so that we may give you the best audio connection possible.

Please enter your zip code:

No thanks