It’s the day after the incident and while new details are hard to come by because of the holiday weekend, the University released a statement … though it doesn’t say much:
“The University of Pittsburgh is aware of an alleged incident involving head football coach Michael Haywood today in South Bend, Indiana,” the school said in an e-mailed statement. “The University expects the highest standards of conduct from its employees, including its coaches, and any breach of those standards is a very serious matter. The University will decline further comment until more complete information is available.”
Somewhat ironically, Haywood’s former school, Miami-Ohio, named its new head coach yesterday. Their university also had no comment on the situation.
This is the first communication issued by Pitt and, as Paul Zeise of the Post-Gazette reported recently, the university has been extremely tight-lipped, taking away media access to the team until after the new year. Now that we’re in 2011, we’ll see how much access is granted.