State President Apologizes to Alabama School

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It hasn't been Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell's finest week.

The outspoken university president who frequently sprinkles off-color commentary into remarks, referred to Samford University by an obscene and scatological term that means stupid or incompetent.

Wetherell wrote Samford's president an apology Wednesday, saying he was embarrassed for referring to Samford in an unflattering manner.

Wetherell made the comment Tuesday when answering a question about football coach Bobby Bowden possibly losing as many as 14 wins as part of an NCAA penalty for an academic scandal.

Bowden has 31 of his 382 career wins at Samford, when the school was known as Howard, which is in Birmingham, Ala.

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