Pitt's Alecxih apologizes for remarks after Utah loss

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Pitt defensive tackle Chas Alecxih apologized for his post-game remarks Saturday about Utah offensive lineman John Cullen and his teammates.

Alecxih called Cullen a cheap-shot artist and dirty player and said that the Utes, who beat the Panthers, 26-12, were a dirty team and that he was happy the Panthers got out of the game without getting anyone hurt.

But Alecxih said today that he regretted letting his emotions boil over in his post-game interview, though he didn't actually apologize to Cullen or Utah.

"I want to apologize for some of my comments after the game," Alecxih said. "I was pretty fired up and I'm a pretty emotional guy at times and I have a tendency to say what's on my mind without thinking of the consequences."

Alecxih was upset after the game because he said Cullen cheap shotted him during the game and he said the Utes were targeting the Panthers' knees with their blocks and hitting guys after the whistle.

Pitt coach Todd Graham said Monday on his teleconference that Alecxih's remarks were "inappropriate" and "should not have been made."

Paul Zeise: pzeise@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1720.


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