On Saturday night, Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti opened eyes with a profane tirade aimed at the Ducks’ opponent that night, Washington State. On Sunday, Aliotti went into damage control, issuing an apology.
On Monday, the Pac-12 had its say. And while it lacked the colorful language used by Aliotti, it certainly packed quite a sting.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday a public reprimand for the coach, as well as $5,000 fine.
“The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference’s officiating program,” Scott said in the statement. “His comments also showed a lack of support for the Pac-12‘s policies on Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct, which call for our coaches to treat opponents with respect.”
Source: The Associated Press contributed to this report, FOX Sports