Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I'm sure they did.
But hell, at this point either come clean or lie well. This half-lie crap isn't going to do you any good. In fact, a half-assed coverup is the worst possible scenario for them.
If I'm ND's bosses here, I issue a non-statement about how this is a shock to the department and an issue to be resolved by Manti and his family, then I slink off into the darkness and hope the pitchforks follow him instead of me.
I don't go out there and issue moronic defense of him.
Yep...dissociating the university with him and this mess would have obviously been the way to go. Not that statement of nonsense...they'll regret that.