FAU Assistant Says Coaches Used Cocaine

Source: Dieter Kurtenbach, Sun Sentinel

The abrupt resignations of FAU football coach Carl Pelini and his defensive coordinator came after an assistant coach stated in an affidavit that he observed both men using marijuana and cocaine, the Sun Sentinel has learned.

Two sworn affidavits, obtained by the Sun Sentinel late Friday after a records request, state defensive line coach Matt Edwards and Allison Stewart, who is affiliated with the football program, both observed Pelini smoking marijuana.

Edwards also stated in an affidavit he saw Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis use cocaine within the past year.