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FAU letter explains Pelini's ouster

Updated: November 26, 2013, 5:12 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN

Former Florida Atlantic football coach Carl Pelini lost his job because he failed to report the conduct of a staff member and not for using illegal drugs, the school's interim president wrote in a letter to Pelini obtained by ESPN.

"FAU did not terminate your employment because of a finding that you used illegal drugs," FAU interim president Dennis J. Crudele wrote in the letter Tuesday. "Accordingly to clarify these significant points ... your resignation is withdrawn and ...

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