We’re not sure how good a basketball coach Paul H. Hill, 45, of Minneapolis (father of Tayler Hill, a starter on the Ohio State women’s basketball team) is, but his small arms shooting apparently needs some work. Which is fortunate for the parent of one of his players after an incident earlier this month at the downtown YMCA.
According to police reports, Hill and the parent got into an argument after a game and at one point the coach stormed off yelling “I’ve got something for you!” and taking off in his car. He returned a short time later and did have something for the parent: a loaded gun. He allegedly fired once from three point range, missed, did not box out to get the rebound and then drove off. Not surprisingly, Coach Hill now faces second-degree assault and has been banned from all YWCA facilities.
How could you forget about Plaxico Burress? It’s been about two and a half years since he went to Manhattan nightclub with a handgun tucked into the waistband of his sweatpants. (Even I know that’s pretty stupid.) At some point, the gun slipped out of his pants–embarrassing enough on the dance floor we’re told–and then it discharged, shooting him in the leg. Compared to Janet Jackson’s little episode at the Super Bowl, THIS is a real wardrobe malfunction. Now he is out of jail after serving nearly two years, the real question is: what NFL team has the right combination of aggressive, pass-oriented offense and clothing stylists/arms experts to make it safe for Plaxico to be on your squad?
It’s bad enough that you have to watch for errant foul balls during these games, now you have to dodge bullets as well? Who said baseball was boring anyway?