BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) – Less than 24 hours after Florida Atlantic University head coach Carl Pelini stepped down amidst accusations of illegal drug use, more details are starting to come to light about what led to his abrupt resignation.
According to CBSSports.com, FAU athletic director Pat Chun said the school learned about “other violations of university rules” with Pelini after his resignation.
Defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis also resigned for his role in the investigation.
CBSSports.com asked Chun for the exact nature of the other violations, but Chun declined to comment and said the investigation was now a human resources matter. Chun did say no pictures were involved in the investigation.
CBSSports.com asked Chun if the case would have been handled differently if Pelini was 20-0 instead of 5-15, Chun responded, “No, I would hope it wouldn’t of.”
FAU has a separate decision to make about Pelini and his contract. Athletics department spokeswoman Katrina McCormack said the university has reserved the option to collect $500,000 in damages from Pelini, according to USAToday.com.
Pelini was scheduled to make $496,124 for the current contract season.