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Former Sooner Kelly apologizes for rant against OU strength staff
Receiver said he was thinking about his family at the time

By Jake Trotter Published: April 12, 2008
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NORMAN — Former Oklahoma wide receiver Malcolm Kelly went on a Tyler, Texas, radio station Thursday evening to apologize for publicly ripping the Sooner strength staff after his pro day.

"I should've went to the guy I was mad at rather than put it in the media like that,” Kelly said, referring to OU strength and conditioning coach Jerry Schmidt. "That was a mistake on my part.”

Kelly was upset Wednesday after running the 40-yard dash in a disappointing 4.68 seconds.

Kelly blamed the OU strength staff for changing the testing surface from AstroTurf to field turf the morning of the pro day.

Schmidt said it was the more than 35 pro scouts in attendance who asked him to move the testing to field turf.

"I can't say I was prepared as I should've been,” Kelly said. "I hadn't ever run on that surface as far as my training goes.

"But I want to make one thing clear: I'm not blaming anyone for the time that I ran.”

Kelly told David Smoak of KTBB that he was thinking about his family when he ranted about the OU staff.

"This isn't just about me. I don't want my parents to work again in their lifetime,” he said.

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