FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas professor Lawton Lanier Nalley issued a statement apologizing to coach Bret Bielema for his profane outburst after the Razorbacks’ 49-30 loss to Arkansas on Saturday.
“I embarrassed myself, the college and the university,” Nalley said in the statement. “I hold myself to higher standards and have no excuses for my actions. I especially want to apologize to Coach Bielema.”
Lona Robertson, the interim dean of the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, also issued a statement.
“We have reviewed this situation and are very disappointed by Dr. Nalley’s actions, which were highly inappropriate,” Robertson said. “Dr. Nalley is remorseful for what occurred. He is respected for his teaching and research, and has been an asset to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, and the college. Taking all this into consideration, we are moving forward with appropriate measures to address the matter with Dr. Nalley, who remains employed by the University.”