NCAAF: Colorado coach Karl Dorrell apologizes for camera incident

Date:

Share post:


Colorado coach Karl Dorrell apologized Sunday for an incident in which he shoved the camera of a photojournalist after the Buffaloes were routed by Southern California on Saturday.

Video of the incident shows him reaching out with his right hand to push the camera aside as the photographer from CBS affiliate KCNC-TV in Denver filmed Dorrell jogging off the field after the 37-14 loss in Boulder.

“I want to apologize for the incident at the end of our game Saturday,” the 58-year-old Dorrell said Sunday in a statement released by the university. “We do value the media and the coverage they provide for our program, and this was strictly in the heat of the moment.

“That’s not who I am, and I hope people who have known me through the years do realize that. I did reach out and spoke directly this morning to the videographer from CBS-4 and personally apologized to him.”

About three hours after the incident, athletic director Rick George apologized in a tweet: “Coach Dorrell sends his apologies to the local journalist who he intercepted after today’s game. We treat journalists with respect and apologize for falling short of that today.”

That apology drew criticism on social media due to Dorrell not directly issuing it.

The loss to the Trojans was the fourth straight for the Buffaloes (1-4, 0-2) and third straight via blowout. Colorado has been outscored 102-27 while losing to Minnesota, Arizona State and USC over the past three weeks.

The Buffaloes went 4-2 last season in Dorrell’s first campaign.

Dorrell was formerly the head coach at UCLA and went 35-27 in five seasons from 2003-07.

–Field Level Media

spot_img

Related articles

NCAAF: 4-star edge Zion Grady commits to Ohio State

Ohio State reached deep into Southeastern Conference territory on Monday, gaining the commitment of four-star edge rusher Zion...

NCAAF: Iowa WR Kaleb Brown arrested on OWI charge

Iowa wide receiver Kaleb Brown was arrested over the weekend and charged with operating while intoxicated and possessing...

NFL: Jets release CB Tae Hayes following marijuana arrest

The New York Jets released cornerback Tae Hayes on Monday following his weekend arrest for marijuana possession. Hayes, 26,...

NFL: Report: Chiefs to release DT Isaiah Buggs after latest arrest

The Kansas City Chiefs intend to release defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs following his latest arrest, NFL Network reported...

FREE

Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.