When FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun presented what he said was evidence of Carl Pelini's drug use to the now disgraced head coach, Pelini had no other choice but to resign.
Chun said he was prepared to fire Pelini with cause, and he had the legal ammunition to do so.
From Pelini's contract:
A. Prohibited Activities...
7. Possession, use, sale, or manufacture of any narcotics, drugs, or other controlled
substances or steroids or other chemicals in a manner prohibited by law or
applicable Athletic Requirements, or allowing, encouraging, or condoning the
possession, use, sale, or manufacture of any narcotics, drugs, or other controlled
substances or steroids or other chemicals by any student athlete in a manner which
is prohibited by Law or by the Athletic Requirements, or failure or refusal to fully
participate and cooperate in the University’s implementation and enforcement of any
drug/alcohol testing program.
Pelini's contract can be viewed here: FAU's contract with Carl Pelini