That didn’t take long.
Allen Pinkett is already offering a mea culpa after he made comments that Notre Dame needs more criminals on its football team on a Chicago radio show Wednesday.
After the resulting uproar over his “unique assessment” of his alma mater, Pinkett — a star running back with the Irish in the 1980s — said in a statement released Wednesday night, “It’s clear I chose my words poorly and that an apology is in order for these inappropriate comments.”
Before his apology, Pinkett drew criticism from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbick — who described Pinkett’s suggestions as “nonsense” and said that “Allen does not speak for the university” — and former Irish QB Joe Theismann, who said of Pinkett, “He is so out of touch with life, it’s ridiculous.”
More important for Pinkett, he drew the ire of his employer, Notre Dame IMG Network, for whom he has worked as a radio analyst for more than a decade. They also released a statement that said, “We completely disagree with those comments … we will be determining disciplinary action to be taken.” Allen Pinkett profile