Big Ten Issues Public Reprimand On Pelini
Posted: 03 December, 2013
LINCOLN (NRN) - The Big Ten office yesterday issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football head coach Bo Pelini for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Nebraska’s game against Iowa on Nov. 29.
In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation.
The Big Ten determined that Pelini’s postgame comments regarding officials were in violation of Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01, which states in part that “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.”