Apparently, the melodrama taking place in Toronto surrounding Rob Ford's admission to using crack while refusing to step down as head coach has inspired recently deposed FAU coach Carl Pelini. One week after Pelini voluntarily resigned after his athletic director, Pat Chun found evidence of his illegal drug use, Pelini wants his job back. There are no home videos of Pelini acting erratic, but there is an affidavit signed by Pelini's defensive line coach Matt Edwards and his wife who both claim that they witnessed Pelini using both marijuana and cocaine.
Snitches aside, Chun said it's irrelevant because Pelini just wasn't getting it done on the field. His 5-15 record in 1.5 seasons may seem horrendous, but when you put in perspective against the program he took over after a 1-11 season, it's not that bad. Either way, Pelini needs to let this one go just like he should have (allegedly) dropped the kush. Now when other coaches around the nation are getting drug tested midseason after making questionable play calling decisions, it shall forever be known as Pelini'ing.
Via USA Today:
Pelini, who was 2-6 in 2013 and 5-15 overall at FAU, writes he denied using illegal drugs three times to Chun and offered to take a drug test. Chun then said the allegations of drug use didn't matter, Pelini wrote.
"Mr. Chun responded to me by telling me that the truth about my drug use did not matter because I was being let go based on a failure to supervise my staff," the letter reads.
According to ESPN, Chun said Pelini initially agreed to participate in a drug test on Oct. 30 but declined when informed it would be completed immediately.
Pelini also notes how FAU's decision "did not follow the dispute resolution procedures" in his contract. According to Pelini, FAU is required to give him written notice of any potential matter before beginning a 30-day investigative period.
"For this reason, I respectfully withdraw my resignation letter on the basis that it was forced and not voluntary," Pelini wrote. "I am confident the investigation will show that the allegations against me were false, that I did not fail to supervise my staff, and that I am entitled to continue as FAU's head football coach."