Allen Pinkett apologizes for “criminals” comments

Following his poorly received radio comments on 670-AM on Wednesday, in which he said Notre Dame needed more “criminals” to win, Irish radio analyst Allen Pinkett released this apology:

“In reviewing my remarks from a radio interview Wednesday, it’s clear

that I chose my words poorly and that an apology is in order for these

inappropriate comments.  My words do not reflect the strong pride and

passion I have for the Notre Dame football program.

“I am deeply sorry and did not intend to take away the focus from the

upcoming season opener. I especially would like to offer my sincere

apology to the current members of Notre Dame’s football team, including

Coach Kelly, the entire Notre Dame community, the IMG College Audio

Network and the Ohio State football program. As a proud Notre Dame

graduate, I wish nothing but the best for our football team and the


“I understand that there may be consequences to my actions and accept whatever discipline is imposed.”

The Notre Dame IMG Network added this: “The Notre Dame IMG Network is extremely disappointed in the comments

made by Allen Pinkett in his radio interview.  We completely disagree

with those comments.  As his employer, we will be determining

disciplinary action to be taken.”

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