Charleston great Anthony Johnson withdrew his name from consideration for the College of Charleston coaching vacancy after it became known that he was involved in a domestic dispute with his then-wife in 2011, CBSSports.com confirmed on Thursday.

The Post and Courier initially reported the development earlier Thursday.

Johnson spoke to the local newspaper about the incident.

He and his ex-wife, Crystal, were married at the time.

They are now trying to reconcile.

"I let a lot of people down who were really supportive of me throughout this entire process," Johnson told the paper. "I let down my wife, my family and the College of Charleston and the Cougar community. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for this."

CBSSports.com reported on Aug. 5 -- the day Charleston fired Doug Wojcik for cause after multiple investigations into allegations of verbal and physical abuse of players and staffers -- that there was internal support to hire Johnson.