Allen Pinkett's Suspension From Notre Dame Football Broadcasts Extended Two More Games
September 5, 2012 at 4:25 AM (PT)
The NOTRE DAME IMG RADIO NETWORK has added two more games to analyst ALLEN PINKETT's suspension for comments he made on CBS RADIO Sports WSCR-A (670 THE SCORE)/CHICAGO that NOTRE DAME football needs more "bad citizens" and "a couple of criminals" to succeed (NET NEWS 8/30). PINKETT, who was sent home before the IRISH's game against NAVY in DUBLIN last week, will also sit out the PURDUE and MICHIGAN STATE games without pay.
The network issued a statement about PINKETT saying, “ALLEN has done a great job for the NOTRE DAME IMG RADIO NETWORK over the past four years, has a supportive fan base, and most importantly, has expressed deep heartfelt remorse for his choice of words, which were not in the spirit of college athletics. After careful deliberation and thorough discussion, we believe the right decision is to allow a truly repentant ALLEN PINKETT an opportunity to return to the booth beginning with the fourth game of the college football season.”
PINKETT's statement said, “I love this school as much as I love my kids and would never want to compromise the ethics and morals of my alma mater, NOTRE DAME. I would again like to offer my most sincere and heartfelt apology to all those affected by my inappropriate comments, particularly the University, the school’s hard-working and courageous student athletes, all FIGHTING IRISH fans and team supporters, our friends at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, and my colleagues at IMG NOTRE DAME RADIO NETWORK. This offering of forgiveness is an extremely humbling life lesson. will work very hard to make the most of this second chance in representing the high standards and proud tradition of NOTRE DAME football.”