The Hunt Continues: Our Bo Pelini Tipster Is Not Tom OsborneS

The tipster who dropped that Bo Pelini tirade tape in our inbox the other day has contacted us again. From the tone of this email, he or she does not sound worried about his or her identity being revealed:

From: [Redacted]
To: Dom Cosentino
Subject: Re: "Secret" Bo Pelini audio

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Now that this is in the beginning stages of finality just how many requests/e-mails/calls did you guys get trying to find out the "weasel tipster"? I can't even imagine.

You'll recall that Nebraska officials said in a statement issued earlier today that former coach/then-AD Tom Osborne was aware of the recording's existence "more than a year ago." Because we're as determined as everyone in Huskerdom to know the identity of the "weasel tipster," we wrote back with a question of our own:

From: Dom Cosentino
To: [Redacted]
Subject: Re: "Secret" Bo Pelini audio
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Are you Tom Osborne?

This was the tipster's response:

From: [Redacted]
To: Dom Cosentino
Subject: Re: "Secret" Bo Pelini audio
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Ha! Take care Dom

Neither a confirmation nor a denial! But do you really think were going to let the "weasel tipster" off that easily? Pshaw. We're here to ask the tough questions:

From: Dom Cosentino
To: [Redacted]
Subject: Re: "Secret" Bo Pelini audio
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Yes or no?

No reply. But the "weasel tipster" would not be getting off that easily, folks:

From: Dom Cosentino
To: [Redacted]
Subject: Re: "Secret" Bo Pelini audio
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM

(I want to write a post about whether you're Tom Osborne. So if you're not Tom Osborne, just tell me and I'll publish your answer.)

Twenty-five minutes later, we finally got an answer to our question:

From: [Redacted]
To: Dom Cosentino
Subject: Re: "Secret" Bo Pelini audio
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM

You're serious? No I'm not Tom Osborne.

The tipster then asked us not to publish any more of our correspondence. He or she said it was "time to move on." Our work is done here.

Photo: Getty