FAU assistant saw Carl Pelini use cocaine

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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 am

Carl Pelini’s surprising departure from Florida Atlantic took another turn Friday, when school officials released sworn affidavits from two people — including a member of Pelini’s staff — alleging that the football coach was seen using marijuana and cocaine.

FAU assistant coach Matt Edwards told officials that he witnessed Pelini smoking marijuana in Key West, Fla., on Oct. 19, the Saturday of an off week for the Owls. That was echoed by another person, Allison Stewart, who also said she got a text message from the now-former Owls coach one day later in which he was “admitting that he uses drugs on occasion.”

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