IrishIllustrated.com Senior Editor Tim Prister's question-and-answer session with Weis contained the following exchange, one that definitely raises eyebrows.
Q: Is it frustrating to you Pete Carroll, for example, portrayed in one way...While not coming right out and saying it, one doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to see Weis is implying that Carroll lives with a grad student -- or once did.
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.
Carroll is married, has three children in addition to a grandchild.
The Trojan coach is not pleased that Weis would levy these claims on his way out.
"It's untrue, it's irresponsible, and it's incredible he'd be talking about me like that," Carroll said of Weis.
UPDATE (12:36 p.m.): The Los Angeles Times reports that Weis said his comments were taken totally out of context:
Early this morning, Weis contacted The Times and said he was having a "totally subjective" conversation with several reporters that was an aside to the formal interview. During that conversation, Weis said, he was speaking about Internet rumors and how they adversely affect the lives of coaches and their families.