Florida Atlantic’s Carl Pelini did coke and weed, affidavit alleges


What goes on in Key West, apparently doesn’t stay in Key West…

Former Florida Atlantic football head coach Carl Pelini resigned Wednesday amid what the team called ‘illegal drug use’ allegations.

Now we know what they were referring to as SB Nation obtained records of affidavits through the Freedom of Information Act that revealed that two people spilled the beans on Pelini about his use of both cocaine and marijuana during his tenure with the school.

Special teams coach Matt Edwards was one the two to come forward. Here’s an excerpt of the affidavit:

“My name is Matt Edwards, and I am personally familiar with the facts contained in this Affidavit. On October 19, 2013, I personally observed Carl Pelini smoking marijuana in Key West, Florida. Within the last 12 months, I have personally observed Carl Pelini use both marijuana and cocaine. Within the last 12 months, I have personally observed Pete Rekstis use both marijuana and cocaine.”

Both Pelini and Rekstis, who was defensive coordinator, handed in their resignations Wednesday after the two were confronted by athletic director Patrick Chun (no not the Eagles safety that takes bad angles) with “reports relating to their use of illegal drugs.”

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