Pelinis Change Story After New Video Surfaces

Last Sunday I reported on a controversy involving a video shot by a Texas A&M sports website reporter after the Aggies-Nebraska game at Kyle Field on Saturday.

Carl Pelini video shows coach grabbing camera

(Coverup always worse than the crime)

The video, shot by TexAgs.com co-Owner Brandon Jones, seemed to show that Nebraska assistant coach Carl Pelini may have instigated an altercation with Jones that included Pelini trying to grab the reporter’s camera.

Despite Jones insisting that was the case, Carl Pelini did not address the matter with the media himself after the game, instead letting brother Bo, the head coach of the Huskers, explain what happen during a press conference in Lincoln on Monday.

Before Bo spoke, this was the only video known of the confrontation:


With the video available of the confrontation still somewhat inconclusive, Bo said yesterday:

“There was a player in a group of people trying to get out of it, and Carl saw it and went over to try and pull the player into the locker room. I guess it happened on the way to the locker room, and as he did so apparently he went through the camera to get it, and if something happened to the camera, I know Carl regrets that it happened.

“That’s what happened and I talked to the player that was involved too.”

After Bo Pelini’s remarks, TexAgs.com posted additional screen shots from different, HD video that clearly showed Carl Pelini grabbing Jones’ camera on the field after the game. Read more…

Carl Pelini Falsely Accused Of Damaging Camera?

The co-Owner of a Texas A&M sports website, TexAgs.com, posted video on the site late Saturday that he claimed was shot just before Nebraska assistant coach Carl Pelini damaged his camera while on the field after the Nebraska-A&M game at Kyle Field last night.

Carl Pelini

Brandon Jones shot and posted the video, which initially included the accompanying description on TexAgs.com:

At the conclusion of the game, I ran out onto the field with my video camera to capture the post celebrations of the players and coaches. When I reached approximately mid field (near the east hash marks), I came upon Carl Pelini verbally lashing a gentlemen on the field.

I directed my camera toward the commotion and captured the Nebraska coach as he began to walk away. As Carl turned, his eye caught my camera and the fact that I might have captured some of the exchange. What happened next was truly bazaar.

From about 10 feet away, he charged straight for me and for the camera that I was holding. By the time he reached me, I already had my camera by side. He grabbed the camera and I battled to maintain possession of it. Unable to gain possession of it, he broke the eye piece off in several pieces and threw them into the surrounding crowd. He then stormed off. The surrounding crowd helped me recover the pieces of my camera.

Also, there is no audio because, like an idiot, I forgot to put the shotgun mic back on the camera after coming down from the photo deck with 3 minutes remaining. As a result, I got zero audio.

Dirk Chatelain of the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, who was at the game, reported of the confrontation:

Brandon Jones, a camera man and co-owner of TexAgs.com, spotted Carl yelling at someone as he walked off the field. Jones started filming Carl. Carl saw the camera about 10 feet away, approached Jones and grabbed the camera.

“There’s this awkward moment where we’re eye-to-eye with each other,” Jones told me. “And I say, ‘What are you doing?’”

Carl broke off the eye piece of the camera, threw it on the ground and “stormed off the field,” Jones said.

You can see some of the confrontation at TexAgs.com. Carl Pelini was unavailable for comment.

ESPN Reporter David Ubben was also at the game and reported a different version of what happened:
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