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Mike Haywood Arrested: Pitt Releases Statement On Football Coach

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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.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.