Driscoll, Holmoe Make Statements about Investigation

Feb. 26, 2001

Berkeley, CA - Statement from Acting Athletic Director Bob Driscoll and head football coach Tom Holmoe in regard to the campus internal investigation...

QUOTE FROM ACTING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BOB DRISCOLL

'This is a serious situation and we are treating it as such. There is consolation in the fact the internal investigation confirmed that nobody from the football staff or athletic department played a role in the unethical conduct. That's very significant, from my perspective. This isn't like other NCAA cases that we've seen nationally where coaches or athletic staff are involved in the wrong doing.

'Unfortunately, this hurts the football program, but we recognize the appropriateness and necessity of the self-imposed penalties.'

QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH TOM HOLMOE

'Nobody likes bad news, but we have to accept the consequences of this situation and make the best of it. I'm gratified that the report shows it to be an isolated case and that our staff played no role in the improprieties. There is some pain we'll feel in the proposed sanctions, but it's not going to undermine our goal to achieve major success over the next few seasons.'

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