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West Virginia DC Vic Koenning: ‘I Want to Offer My Sincere Apology’

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at West Virginia

Last week it was Oklahoma State, this week it’s West Virginia, where there is drama within the program driven by alleged racial undertones.

On Tuesday night, West Virginia football announced it had put defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on leave due to alleged misconduct from sophomore Kerry Martin. Then, head coach Neal Brown released a statement, saying in part, “Mountaineer Family, I come to you tonight sick about today’s events. After speaking with Kerry, I took immediate action. Along with [Director of Athletics] Shane [Lyons] and his team, we launched an independent investigation. I spoke with all parties involved, the defense as a unit and the team as a whole.”


Well since then, Coach Koenning has released a statement of his own on Twitter. Koenning went on to note that he “cares deeply” for Martin and believes they can find common ground, adding, “I want to offer my sincere apology to both KJ and the entire WVU family.”

Here is the full statement from Koenning.

As has been noted, West Virginia is doing an independent investigation, which Koenning says he is “fully cooperating” with.

Koenning has been with Coach Neal Brown for several years, as they worked together at Troy from 2015-2018 and joined the new staff in West Virginia last season.

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