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Carl Pelini wants his job back

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07:30 AM ET 11.08 | Call it a comeback? Former Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini, who resigned last week amid allegations of illegal drug use, struck back at his former employer Thursday in a letter retracting his resignation and requesting reinstatement into his former position. Pelini called his resignation "forced," after FAU athletic director Pat Chun and a university police officer confiscated Pelini's phone and denied his requests for legal counsel. Wrote Pelini, "I know now that my legal counsel would have advised me not to sign the (resignation) letter." Pelini resigned on Oct. 30, three days before FAU was to play Tulane. In a press conference announcing Pelini's resignation, Chun described instances of "illegal drug use," calling it "unacceptable."

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November 8, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Wrote Pelini, "I know now that my legal counsel would have advised me not to sign the (resignation) letter."

If he knows he probably should have gotten his legal counsel involved now, it sounds like Carl may not have had all of his "capacities" when he was "forced" to sign the letter.

November 8, 2013  08:07 AM ET
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If he knows he probably should have gotten his legal counsel involved now, it sounds like Carl may not have had all of his "capacities" when he was "forced" to sign the letter.

To much bleaux

November 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

To much bleaux

That's what I'm thinking.

November 8, 2013  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

To much bleaux

Yup...

November 8, 2013  08:22 AM ET

This reminds me of Ron White's line in telling the story about getting arrested after he'd been drinking.

"I had the right to remain silent but I didn't have the ability."

November 8, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Sounds more like a case of "my lawyer told me I have to do this in order to have a prayer of a buyout settlement."

November 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

What a ****....

you failed the kids who play for you.. now you trying to make it worse..

smh

November 8, 2013  08:32 AM ET

go away carl.

November 8, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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go away carl.

ROFLMAO at the moniker. That's good.

November 8, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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ROFLMAO at the moniker. That's good.

its great isnt it

November 8, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Carl, Carl, Carl....


You are making bad decision after bad decision here, bud. Give it up. Go hide for a while and MAYBE somebody will let you be a HS asst in S Dakota in a few years.

November 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET

"a university police officer confiscated Pelini's phone"

How big of a DA do you have to be to have pics of yourself snorting coke on your cell phone? This guy doesn't have the brains to be a good criminal, forget about being a football coach.

You have embarrassed yourself and your family enough.....go quietly into the night.

November 8, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wrote Pelini, "I know now that my legal counsel would have advised me not to sign the (resignation) letter." If he knows he probably should have gotten his legal counsel involved now, it sounds like Carl may not have had all of his "capacities" when he was "forced" to sign the letter.

Wow he must of looked at his bank account and called his connection and figured out it was a bad time to give up coaching!

November 8, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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"a university police officer confiscated Pelini's phone"How big of a DA do you have to be to have pics of yourself snorting coke on your cell phone? This guy doesn't have the brains to be a good criminal, forget about being a football coach. You have embarrassed yourself and your family enough.....go quietly into the night.

You know those reverse camera's and the flat surface are a bad combination. Maybe he can take over Western Ky coaching position after Petrino moves on.

November 8, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Maybe he can take over Western Ky coaching position after Petrino moves on.

Nice...

November 8, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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he can take over Western Ky coaching position after Petrino moves on.

Uh-oh.



That's a wide-open open invitation to WPS's fav gag....that he swore off.....can he lay off this hanging curve ball?

November 8, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Nice...

Look out now.....he sees the bait in the water....will he be able to resist....gonna be tough....

November 8, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Guess that explains why Carl directed his QB to spike the football on 4th down against Miami. Serious case of vapor lock going on there.

 
November 8, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Look out now.....he sees the bait in the water....will he be able to resist....gonna be tough....

Not tough....Trust me, GR...the last 2 yrs of Arky football have beaten all of the piss and vinager out of me.

I am a broken man.........

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