According to the Razorback’s athletic director Jeff Long, it wasn’t so much that football coach Bobby “Evil Kenevil” Petrino had a girlfriend on the side. It was the fact that he lied–apparently repeatedly–about having a girlfriend on the side, did not disclose that 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell was his mistress when she beat out 159 other applicants for a job on his staff; or that he had given her $20,000 for some reason. Long claims Petrino had plenty of opportunities to come clean about the relationship over the past ten days and failed to do so, so he was fired “with cause” meaning the former Atlanta Falcons coach will NOT get the $18 million buyout his contract called for.
You can be sure that Petrino will eventually coach somewhere else, but Dorrell will forever have to explain why she only worked for 4 days as the student-athlete development coordinator at Arkansas.
Certainly, Austin O’Such of the Yavapai College baseball team (AZ) doesn’t deserve accolades for what he did earlier this week that was caught on camera and featured here as potentially one of the worst cheap shots in baseball history. (Watch original video here.)
But death threats? According to YC, O’Such is getting them even though they suspended him from the team and some reports have him transferring to another school. Here’s the complete statement from the school, which, in our opinion, was the appropriate action to take after an incident like this:
Yavapai College and the Athletic Department aspire to the ideals of good sportsmanship and fair play. In no way do we condone the behavior as recorded in the video, which occurred on March 29, 2012 at the Yavapai versus Scottsdale Community College baseball game. The YC player involved was immediately suspended by the college and will be suspended from play for the rest of the season. The college has implemented this action and will continue to work with the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) on current and future sanctions following conference procedures. Per conference rules team members from both teams involved in the on field incident have already served their suspensions.
Interestingly, O’Such was the ACCAC’s Player of the Week, two weeks ago, going 12 of 24 including 2 doubles. He also scored 8 runs and drove in 3 more.
And now he’ll forever been known as the “cheap shot guy.”
As most of you know by now, fiery Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen put his foot in his mouth again this week, allegedly telling a reporter “I love Fidel Castro,’’ in an interview with Time magazine. Guillen has since apologized for those comments, but that hasn’t stopped mushrooming outcry from South Florida’s large Cuban immigrant population that doesn’t quite share that sentiment. For their part, the Marlin’s organization took quick action, suspending their skipper for five games, but that may do little to quiet the fan outrage.
We had our crack research staff comb our files for other comments Ozzie may have made over the years that some also might consider, well, controversial.
Top Five Other Controversial Comments Ozzie Guillen Allegedly Didn’t Mean to Make
#5. “The age of consent in Florida is 16? That seems kinda old to me.”
#4. “Lindsey Lohan needs to loosen up and party more.”
#3. “Pit bulls were MADE to dogfight. It would be cruel not to let them play.”
#2. “Steroids are just Nature’s way of saying ‘You should be hitting more home runs.’”
#1. “If you can walk out of the bar to your car, you should be able to drive home, right?”
BONUS: “You can’t honestly tell me you think Joan Rivers has had plastic surgery.”
First off: What the hell sport is this? We’ve watched this thing like ten times and still can’t figure out what they’re doing. And–heaven forbid–it looks like men AND women playing together! What kind of madness is this? And more importantly, what points are scored when the referee straddles one of your female players from behind? Is that a “goal”, a “touchback” or the infamous “rear admiral?”
Just another opening day in Baltimore. Sunshine, hotdogs, a cold beer, and some half-naked guy dressed like Batman (including a cape) running onto the field, blowing kisses to the fans. We’ll call him a streaker, but you young whipper-snappers should know that–back in the day–you had to be naked to actually be a streaker. Not like today, when any drunk fool can take off a shirt or strip to his underwear and be called a streaker. Darn kids!
Ever? That covers a lot of ground, but we’ve certainly never seen anything like it. Have you?
There appears to be a base hit, a player runs to second and then there’s a disturbance near first base. As everyone runs over there to pretend to fight, someone comes running in from the outfight to lay some smack down. (21 seconds into the clip)
Anyone know more about who these teams are or when this happened?