Con Man Accused of Stealing $8000 From Parents of Young Baseball Players for “Traveling Team”

From our “Special Place in Hell” Dept:  Jeff Halter, 40, came to Hobart, Indiana (near Chicago) with a glowing resume and the promise to build a traveling baseball team of elite local players. Parents of budding ballplayers (mostly 11-year-olds) gladly stepped up and each paid Halter $675 for uniforms, practice time and travel expenses.  Practices started, everything looked good, and then according to police, Halter stopped showing up. According to…

April 26, 2012
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Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino Suspended After Motorcycle Accident With “Girlfriend” – Jessica Dorrell

Jessica Dorrell
April 9, 2012

For those of your who missed it last week, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino got into a little bit of an accident on his motorcycle. At first, we read this story and thought “Dumbass!” and left it at that. Then came word that he had a young woman on the motorcycle with him at the time, but had kind of fudged that fact when he first reported the incident….

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Drunk High School Basketball Coach Arrested on St. Patty’s Day for Kicking in Door of House That Wasn’t His Mom’s

A lot of people drink alcohol. And people who like to drink, tend to drink even more on St. Patrick’s Day. And, not surprisingly, some of the people who drink a little too much on St. Patrick’s Day are high school basketball coaches. What is surprising, is that someone hired to be the head coach at Elyria Catholic High School (OH) would get so drunk on St. Patrick’s Day that…

March 23, 2012
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Losing Coach Arrested for Biting Ear of Winning Coach of . . . 6th Grade Basketball Team?

Mug shot of ear biting coach Timothy Lee Forbes
March 13, 2012

Can you hear me now? Probably not if you’re the winning CYO coach of a 6th grade basketball team in Springfield, MA. (For those of you not familiar with the acronym, CYO stands for Catholic Youth Organization and for parts of the country where there is a large Catholic population, they run the sports programs at the grade schools. So yes, the biter was supposed to be a good Christian…

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High School Football #Coach Resigns After Posting Nude Photo of Himself on #Facebook – Paul Withee

This usually happens to high school jocks, not high school coaches. This time though, an adult who should have known better is the one caught by social media mania. Paul Withee, football coach at Oxford Hills (Maine) resigned this week after the picture appeared on his personal Facebook page. Withee claims the naked photo was intended for his girlfriend, but it ended up on his public page instead. Oops! The…

February 14, 2012
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Former College Volleyball Coach Arrested for Allegedly Taking Upskirt Videos at Mall

John Puncel mug shot photo
February 3, 2012

John Puncel worked for a year as the assistant women’s volleyball coach at Pasadena City College (CA) and likely used video to help his players improve their play. That’s NOT the kind of video he had on his cell phone while at the Glendale Galleria mall this week. Cops noted suspicious activity as Puncel followed a young woman in a skirt up the escalator with cell phone in hand. By…

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Girls HS #Basketball Coach Accused of Assaulting Player . . . During Game!

Nothing happened to the coach during the game, but afterwards, the player involved decided to press charges. Here’s more from InsideNova: A student swore out an assault warrant against a Gar-Field High School girls basketball coach after an incident at a game, court documents state.  Donald Gallitz is the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Gar-Field, as well as a television teacher at Forest Park, according to Forest Park principal Eric…

January 30, 2012
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HS Football Coach Accused of Giving Players Password to Porn Site to “Create Camaraderie”

Really? Is that what brings young men together these days? Access to a porn website? Okay, maybe that’s a stupid question, but it still doesn’t explain why an assistant high school football coach would think that it was a good idea. You might want to ask Mike Pickering, 40, the former assistant at Staples High School (Connecticut) who now faces charges of three counts of risk of injury to a…

November 18, 2011
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