Carl Pelini and Assistant Attended Party Where Drugs Were Present

October 30, 2013 at 3:41p    by DJ Byrnes    
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini (left) and his brother, defensive coordinator Carl Pelini. during the Huskers' 34-17 win over Missouri (AP photo) - See more at:

Carl Pelini has resigned... that much is clear. At first, it wasn't all that suspicious because Florida Atlantic is 5-15 under him, but it appears there's a lot more smoke coming from the wreckage:

UPDATED: 4:09 PM. As SILVERSTATE originally pointed it out, Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis attended a "social gathering" where the Devil's Lettuce was present. Pelini and Rekstis were confornted by the school's general counsel, admitted to drug use and are now out of jobs.

This now concludes Worst Month Ever™ for the Pelini boys.



SilverState's picture
rdubs's picture

If this ends up being true, it might be among the lamest excuses ever.  I was expecting something so much worse.  He hasn't been lighting up the field at FAU and it seems like a weird fit, but still this seems like a weak reason.

BassDropper's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Seriously? Over weed?  He didnt even smoke and he basically loses his job. What a joke. Literally, I cant stop laughing.
Even if he did use, so what? It's weed


NoVA Buckeye's picture

No matter what your opinion is on marijuana, it is still illegal in the state of Florida

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Dean's picture

Lots of people are around lots of illegal things.  They aren't usually forced to resign over, say, being in a bar that a drunk person drives home from, or failing to report their friend's traffic-related misdemeanors.  Use and possession of marijuana may be illegal in Florida, but presence in the same building (or even room) as and knowledge of it seems like a very flimsy excuse for firing.

Jonnferrell's picture

When you're looking for a reason, you will find one.  "Hey--you were there!  Hershel was there--he was sh!tf@ced stupid high!  You're fired!"

"I miss Brady Hoke."

rdubs's picture

He was at a party where someone had pot.  That is a lot different even than if he were the one using, or supplying.  Maybe there is more to the story, but if this is it, then it is pretty weak.  
I once saw someone speeding, there was another time where I was a passenger in a car where someone wasn't wearing a seat belt.  Should I be fired?
EDIT: As people are now reporting that there is more to it and they were apparently using.  That makes it more understandable.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I used to smoke weed in my later teen years, and when I was in Florida visiting friends and family I went with some chums to obtain some.  They treated it like a goddamm crack deal.  There was the getting out of my car, getting in the dealer's car, driving around the block, and then me picking my friend up at the gas station down the street.
I asked what was up and apparently you can easily get 6 months for mere possession of an OZ or more in Florida.

sharks's picture

Way to be on top of that, Dieter

A man got to have a code...

Buckeyebrowny919's picture's pot

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Unky Buck's picture

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

osu07asu10's picture

well played Unky,...well played


stevebelliseeya's picture

Is there any way to edit this so that it doesn't just auto-start when you open this page? This literally scared the shit out of me because I was still at the top of it with my computer volume too loud....LOL

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

Hovenaut's picture

The Christmas pictures likely won't be as festive this year either...

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Unky Buck's picture

They both look like they should be holding cats for some reason...

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Every photo of Bo looks like he should be holding a cat.

Jonnferrell's picture

That picture should bring a 5 year show cause.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

bigbadbuck's picture

Maybe they'll face a bowl ban.......... oh wait its FAU

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

tennbuckeye19's picture

I once heard Dennis Dodd from on a radio interview refer to Bo and Carl Pelini as the 'Flying Pelini Brothers'. I laughed so hard when I heard him say that cause it made me picture them as daredevil stuntmen or a tag-team wrestling duo. 

amk1616's picture

prefer the tag team duo.
somebody photoshop it fast!!

toad1204's picture

I think it was my turn.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

BucksfanXC's picture

Man, I used to smoke pot with Carl Pelini. It was me, Carl Pelini and Sloan Kettering and we were blazin' that shit everyday.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

OSUStu's picture

They've already created a reenactment of the party featuring a monkey as Carl Pelini.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Squirrel Master's picture

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

osu07asu10's picture

SM, i've waited a long time for you to reference Half Baked!


Squirrel Master's picture

made references in the past when Nathan Williams was the stud pass rusher, called him Nasty Nate. Hence the SM name.
and ocassionally I stick up for Mr. Fuzzy nuts and his friends!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

osu07asu10's picture

I guess I am forgetting about Nasty Nate (Williams), I know I've got you to reply to some HB comments from me, I thought this was your first one, but...
I may have smoked myself retarded


OSU_ALUM_05's picture


Yeti's have feelings too.

pjtobin's picture

I am not a fish. I AM NOT A FISH! I am a homo sapient. Did I just say homo!?!?!?
weed ain't no drug. You ever suck @&$@ for weed?
two of my favorite parts. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

BucksfanXC's picture

Carl Pelini, next coach of the Colorado Buffalo

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

sbentz4's picture

Here in Boulder?  I didn't know they still had a team.

Colby3333's picture

Wow!  Who would of thought?  This guy has Bo as his brother and took the Florida Atlantic job to get away from him.  Of course he smokes pot!!!!

Matt F's picture

At Miami, that's not even considered a party.

Squirrel Master's picture

Funny, if he was coaching in Colorado or Washington then he would be perfectly okay with this.
I do find it funny that a student could fail a drug test for marajuana and only get a reprimand or warning, but if a coach is in the same room as it he gets fired. Odd indeed!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Unky Buck's picture

Here's what I'm wondering, Squirrel: While it is illegal there, given the multiple chances players get when they have smoked it, why would this cause a firing, especially if he just happened to be at a party and he didn't do it? I would think there has to be something more than just he was a party where pot was "being used", even if he was one of the ones using it. I'll guess we'll see how this turns out, but by the way it's being presented, there just has to be more to this.

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

Squirrel Master's picture

oh yeah, this is fishy as hell! I would have expected this story more from Nebraska really the way they are dying to get Bo out of there, the fans at least.
As a former Floridian, I can attest to the fact that marajuana is a joke down there. For a coach to be "supposedly" fired for this is ridiculous. In Florida, especially around a certain gator clad area, its all over the place. There are bigger issues in the drug world, see ARod, in south Florida and the panhandle than just some pot. This is a joke and they better have some real reason they fired him because I think he could take legal action if this is the real case.
I mean a former Miami coach gets a 2 game suspension for way worse and this guy gets fired because he was in the same room as that stuff. Come on!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

teddyballgame's picture

lol they trying to get out of a contract or something?  this seems pretty lame

tennbuckeye19's picture

So much for the "being in the same room as" excuse:
USA Today is reporting that Pelini and FAU's defensive coordinator resigned because of "illegal drug use". I guess they both took turns with the old left handed cigarette. 
Also from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

FAU football coach Carl Pelini resigned Wednesday after he was confronted by the school's athletic director over reports of illegal drug use.
FAU athletic director Pat Chun announced during a press conference both Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis tendered their resignations and were escorted off campus by police after being questioned about their ties to illegal substances.
Chun told the Sun Sentinel Pelini and Rekstis both admitted to "illegal drug use."

jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah I was going to say...
They had to have been using.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

BTBuckeye's picture

Police Escorted them to Taco Bell

ronhack's picture

I lost my coaching job and I know why! Because I was high! Because I was high!             

Ron hack

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

You ever watched an FAU football game?  Ever watched an FAU football game....ON WEED!?!  There's some crazy sh!t man...Blue team go!  Blue team go!

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

BassDropper's picture

Carl Pelini just became a lot more cooler to me.


William's picture

But think of the children!
Seriously, this is idiotic. Who gives a shit if Carl Pelini was toking it up? At least he wasn't endangering anyone like that drunken asshat Gary Pinkel. It's a fucked up world we live in where driving under the influence gets you a one game suspension (Pinkel), but smoking some green gets you fired (Pelini).

BucksfanXC's picture

He should have worried more about QBs rolling out of the pocket instead of rolling doobies. But now he'll have plenty of time to roll doobies when he's living in a van down by the river.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

mshaf's picture

Good thing he wasn't`in Tennessee where the Buckeye leaf is mistaken for pot 

WC Buckeye's picture

I get guys who roll up next to me at intersections here in CA asking me where the co-op is. Multiple Buckeye leaves on the side of my scooter... DOH!

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

XUbuckeye's picture

Everything is better when you're high, even getting shit-canned for it. 

"So when you get knocked on your butt, get up, get over it, and then next time, kick their ass." - Woody Hayes 

osu07asu10's picture

No way either of the Pelini's smoke herb and are that intensely pissed off at all times


Oldschoolbuck's picture

Well, where there's smoke...
Actually, his firing is half baked...
Heard he was offering a scholly to Munchie Legroux...
"Zig-zag roll out one-hitter" was their go to play on offense...
The campus carillon bells bonged out a farewell...
Cheetos had exclusive naming rights to their stadium...

*I think I need a little/lot more inspiration - be back in a minute (cough, cough)*

Hockey Buck's picture

Y-town is my town!

Notthatguy's picture

Man, the jokes just write themselves...Thanksgiving at the Pellini house is gonna be brutal this year. LOOOOTS of fighting.

I would've sent a check but I already sealed up the envelope...

Haybucks's picture

No baking this year!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Tommy Frazier has opened a second front in his war against the Pelini family.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Carl should share with his bro.  Bo would be much more chill.

Class of 2010.

tennbuckeye19's picture

"Carl Pelini doesn't use his paper for writing gameplans. He uses his paper for ROLLING DOOBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

EDUGOON's picture

I here weed is what is being said to media, and Coke was the real drug being used. That's why it was cause of instant dismissal. Damn, another Y-Town gangster falls in the streets. SMH

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

vitaminB's picture

Think of how much coke he could ingest with that huge nose of his.  It's a wonder he's still alive.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Littering and . . . littering and . . . littering and . . . ... . . . smoking the reefer.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

9Route's picture

I would've guessed cocaine.

I'm just happy to be here

TraptnMI's picture

DUDE? Is it herb thirty yet, bra?

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

Unky Buck's picture

He's not going to like his next job either and I bet he quits in epic fashion...

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

AAStagg's picture

Were Carl and Bo dropped on their heads by mom back in Youngstown?  There's something wrong with these guys and brain damage is all I could come up with. 

Keep calm.  It's only a game.