New name same old Ron Artest. By now, most of you have heard of this incident involving the Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder after Artest dunks and then elbows guard James Harden in the head like an MMA fighter. World Peace my arse. MWP was ejected from the game and could face fines and suspensions from the NBA for his actions.
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.
Source: Boston Globe
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.”
Source: ABC News