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BY TODD NEELEY
Apparently baseball guru Peter Gammons went off on Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini and his handling of the Bubba Starling situation on Twitter Monday night, saying that Pelini was “threatening” Starling when it came to his decision between signing with the Kansas City Royals and staying at NU to play quarterback (I’ll have more on this saga later.)
Clearly Nebraska wants to keep its prized recruit from Kansas, but the reality is Starling could make $10 million by signing with the Royals. But to claim Pelini has been threatening in any way is out of bounds.
Pelini addressed the issue in a statement Monday night.
“As I discussed Saturday, Bubba Starling, his family and I are all on the same page, and have been throughout this entire process. Bubba has a lot at risk. We are all aware of that, and everyone involved is comfortable with how the situation is being handled.
“I have a complete understanding of how this situation works, and from the outset we have supported Bubba and his family as they make a very difficult decision. All of our interactions as a staff with Bubba and his family have been nothing but supportive, and have been very respectful from both sides. Any information contrary to that is not accurate. It is disappointing that media would comment on the situation without talking to any of the primary parties involved.”