Immekus Update March 6, 2013
Here I go and think I’m all clever for getting a scoop…
Nick Immekus was not “dismissed for a violation of team rules” as I earlier reported. He quit the team. How could I have that wrong? Let me explain.
A twitterer sent me something this morning saying that starting kicker Nick Immekus was no longer listed on the official roster online. I contacted the University for official word and received the following: Immekus had been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. So I ran the story.
After the story was published, I received an email from Scott Immekus, Nick’s father, telling me a different version of the events: Nick quit the team and was not dismissed. With his permission, here is what Mr. Immekus told me:
Nick and his position coach developed an untenable relationship. After a verbal altercation in the position coach’s office on February 4th, Nick walked into the locker room and cleaned out his locker. If that is considered a rules violation than so be it.
Nick is eligible to transfer to any school outside the Big Ten Conference. He is seeking opportunities now.
Mr. Immekus also copied me on another email he sent to the school. I forwarded this info on to the school and received a phone call: the initial information I received was incorrect. Nick Immekus quit the team and was not dismissed.
So there you go. I will now go back to Bruce Weber jokes and not try to scoop again for at least nine days.