In an otherwise straightforward exit interview with IrishIllustrated.com's Tim Prister, Weis implied Carroll lived with a graduate student, separate from his wife.
Update: IrishIllustrated.com is not showing the quote but it remains up at Rivals.
Yes, he just went there. Weis, who has made it clear his family including a special needs daughter is off limits from press scrutiny, apparently made a substantial accusation that brings Carroll's private life into the public sphere. No, this revelation didn't require a bizarre car crash to open the floodgates, but the scrutiny and damage could be the same..
Q: Is it frustrating to you Pete Carroll, for example, portrayed in one way ...
CW: Let me ask you this question: You guys know about things that go on in different places. Was I living with a grad student in Malibu, or was I living with my wife in my house? You could bet that if I were living with a grad student here in South Bend, it would be national news. He's doing it in Malibu and it's not national news. What's the difference? I don't understand. Why is it okay for one guy to do things like that, but for me, I'm scrutinized when I swear. I'm sorry for swearing; absolve my sins.
Lets be clear, as far as I know this is an unprecedented public allegation from a football coach. Just a horrible, horrible thing to reveal publicly and particularly egregious (and hypocritical) by inviting shame, humiliation and scrutiny to the other members of Carroll's family who are most definitely not public figures such as Carroll's wife.
Whether true or false, Weis' accusation has horribly wronged Carroll and his family. What a damnable act from the outgoing, most public of figures from one of the country's finest universities and football programs.
Update: Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Carroll denies the allegation, saying '"It's untrue, it's irresponsible and it's incredible he'd be talking about me like that"