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Deadspin audio catches Pelini in a profane tirade

Tuesday - 9/17/2013, 2:26pm  ET

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, calls instructions with defensive coordinator John Papuchis looking on, in the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. UCLA won 41-21. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

ERIC OLSON
AP College Football Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini goes on a profanity-laced tirade against fans and two newspaper writers in audio that surfaced on the sports website Deadspin.

The audio posted Monday catches Pelini speaking with Husker Sports Network play-by-play man Greg Sharpe before his postgame radio interview following Nebraska's win over Ohio State in October 2011. The conversation was off air.

Pelini had been criticized by fans and media in the days leading to the Ohio State game for the Huskers' performance the week before in a 31-point loss at Wisconsin.

In the audio, Pelini repeatedly uses an expletive to refer to what he calls "fair-weather" fans.

Messages were left for Pelini, athletic director Shawn Eichorst and Husker Sports Network general manager David Witty.


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