You’d think a school with the name Holy Family University would have a nice, calm atmosphere where even if the men’s basketball team sucked, no one would really care . . . right? Not really. The Holy Family is a rough place and, apparently, they don’t care for snitches either.
A former player who was allegedly knocked down and kicked by coach John O’Connor during a rough practice is taking legal action against the coach and now a video of the incident (below) has been released. This happened back in January and the school reportedly dragged its heals on taking action against O’Conner . . . until now. The first year coach has been suspended but it still unclear as to what the school’s full response to the incident is.
Matt Kravchuk, a sophomore at the school in Philadelphia, can be seen getting knocked to the ground and later being the target of an obscenity-filled tirade from coach John O’Connor.
The incident shows Kravchuk in a rebound drill when O’Connor confronts him physically.
Kravchuck is then kicked will on the ground by O’Connor, who then curses out the player as he walks away bleeding.
A spokesperson said they were aware that a police report had been filed, and said the university was also looking into the matter. However, because it was a legal matter that involved a personnel issue, they couldn’t comment further.
Kravchuk said the university had said they would discipline O’Connor, but had given him few details prior to Thursday’s suspension.
Based on the trailer, the movie Hall Pass looks like a winner.
Then again, we have been fooled before by movie trailers that put all the best jokes IN the trailer, so you have essentially seen the movie in under two minutes. Hopefully this is not the case with Hall Pass.
The cast includes Alyssa Milano, Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate, Richard Jenkins, and Vanessa Angel and was directed by the Farrelly brothers. It’s also rated R, so it’s got that going for it.
Texting is fast becoming a common feature of the stories on this site (remember when it used to be MySpace?), which is rather surprising since it leaves a trail in addition to evidence that can be used by the prosecution. Such minute details are lost on those in the sports world, as is evident in the latest scandal involving a junior high head wrestling coach.
Steve Oswald took a fancy to the team’s 14yo manager & started sending her texts. In a 2 week span, he sent “several hundred texts” (see there boys girls, again: texting leaves evidence). Naturally, some of those texts were of the sexual nature but Oswald is a also a fan of marijuana and mentioned it often, which lead to the charge of “corruption of a minor” (*cough cough* evidence). Throw in some underwear talk & inappropriate touching and it just gets worse …
The girl said that on one occasion Oswald asked her what kind of underwear she was wearing and stated in a text “you know you love me.” On another occasion, Oswald came up to the girl while she was doing stretches on a wrestling mat and told her to close her legs because the underwear she was wearing was not “ladylike.”
During a wrestling meet, Oswald allegedly walked up behind the girl and put his hands on her shoulders and began massaging her shoulders. In one instance, Oswald said to the girl “if you were 10 years older and I was 10 years younger, we could hang out and smoke weed. We would smoke pot all day and not have any worries in the world.”
Anyone else think that Auburn will be in the middle of an NCAA investigation next season instead of defending its national championship?
Our buddy Brooks over at SportsByBrooks.com has the latest scandal to rock the Tigers. This time, we have a football player openly soliciting for someone to write a paper for him. Doesn’t the athletic department handle those kinds of things for jocks these days? What kind of second rate operation is Auburn running that its player have to look for someone to write their papers on their own. At least Jordan Spriggs is smart enough to use social media to get his message out.
Does “Do you know who I am?” ever really work with the police? The fact that you have to ask, pretty much says it all … they either do not know and/or they do not care. Either way, you are going downtown.
This time around it was San Diego Charger wide receiver Legedu Naanee, who came upon a crime scene and refused to leave. Reeking of alcohol, Nannee 1st hurled profanities at the officer & when he resisted arrest (always a good 2nd move), good ol’ pepper spray was used to subdue him. Once in handcuffs, he fired off the classic line “Do you know who I am? I am an NFL player and I’m going to sue your ass.”
Adding insult to injury, his entourage took on the mommy-role by trying to persuade the cop to let him go using another classic line, the ominous “You’ll ruin his career”. Athlete arrests could not get more clichéd …
The police officer said after several attempts to get Naanee to leave the scene failed, he told Naanee he was under arrest. Naanee “actively began to pull away” and the officer used pepper spray but Naanee continued to resist. Eventually he was handcuffed and as he was being walked to the police car, Naanee said, according to police, “Do you know who I am? I am an NFL player and I’m going to sue your ass.”
If you ever want to see the true definition of a Painful Sports Video, this is it. It also shows you that cheerleading is truly a sport, if only because the jocks involved will take a shot like this, get right back up, and play through the pain because the rest of the team needs them. She is, after all, one of the bases to the pyramid. And the cheer will fail without the pyramid being built. So even if she has suffered a traumatic neck injury, the most important thing is to hold someone else above you for as long as possible, right?
No doubt this young lady was wearing one of those fashionably cool foam neck braces for a week afterwards, while receiving gentle high fives from fellow students.