|Tenn. coach apologizes for KKK joke at fundraiser|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 25 September 2009 08:09|
Pearl was the featured speaker Thursday at a charity fundraising event in Knoxville at the Tennessee Valley Authority. The audience was laughing as he described shaping a team from players with different backgrounds.
With WBIR-TV cameras rolling, Pearl said he has players from ``the 'hood'' of Chicago and Detroit, and players like freshman Skylar McBee from Grainger County, ``where they wear the hood.''
He issued a statement later Thursday saying he did not intend to offend anyone, especially anyone in Grainger County. He says he is disappointed the remark took attention away from the charity event.
Information from WBIR-TV, Knoxville, http://www.wbir.com