WVU DC Koenning: “I want to offer my sincere apology to both KJ and the entire WVU family.”
Koenning was placed on administrative leave after tweets from Martin on Tuesday
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - WVU defensive coordinator Vic Koenning released a statement on Twitter on Wednesday night for the first time after safety Kerry Martin made allegations on Twitter about the DC on Tuesday.
Koenning wrote, “I care deeply for KJ and when given the opportunity to speak to him directly, am optimistic we can find common ground. In the interim, I want to offer my sincere apology to both KJ and the entire WVU family.”
Earlier on Wednesday, a somber WVU head football coach Neal Brown addressed the media after yesterday’s events.
““Yesterday was a tough day...I’m sick about it. I care deeply about everyone involved and I care deeply about everyone in our program. We have and will continue to build a culture that’s relationship driven,” Brown said. “We have to respect the University’s process and I will not talk further until it is complete.”
Koenning, who was also Brown’s defensive coordinator at Troy, was placed on administrative leave as WVU continues its investigation into the allegations. Brown said today that he believes it will be a quick process.
He also addressed briefly on how the program will move forward in creating an environment where players feel comfortable speaking up.
“We have an open policy. You continue to learn and continue to get feedback, and if that is an area we need to grow, then we need to grow, but I feel confident in being able to talk. Our guys have a voice. I respect that voice. That is their right.”
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