We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: adults are ruining youth sports!
We’re all for parents being involved in what their kids do . . . but not to the point that losing a game causes them to run out to their car, grab a gun and threaten to shoot the winners.
Not only is this poor sportsmanship, it’s also probably illegal, even in Texas where this incident at a middle school (middle school?) volleyball game occurred.
Police said security cameras recorded the woman, believed to be a parent of a student at San Antonio’s Metzger Middle School, pulling a gun and threatening members of the Kirby High School seventh-grade volleyball team following their victory over the Metzger team, the San Antonio Express-News reported Monday.
“The Kirby team had just won, and they were in the back parking lot near the gym when the woman approached,” Judson Independent School District spokesman James Keith said. The woman “approached them, pulled a handgun and threatened to shoot them,” Keith said.
Police: Woman pulled gun on 7th-graders (UPI)
It’s usually the ADs who are passing out he punishments, not receiving them. This time, we have the exception a Gloucester County, NJ high school athletic director who has been suspended after police say she she shot up her husband’s pickup truck.
We’re assuming this was related to some domestic dispute and not a personal dislike for Chevy Silverados. Either way, this impromptu shooting practice could cost AD Donna Covely her job.
KYW’s Ian Bush reports that Donna Covely’s spouse wasn’t inside the vehicle, parked at their home in Sewell, NJ last Friday, when the police say shooting happened.
Cops were called to the home on Tylers Mill Road on reports of a domestic dispute. They say they arrived to find that Donna Covely had fired his 9mm handgun several times into the truck. She is charged with making terroristic threats and a weapons violation. Covely has also been suspended indefinitely from her post as athletic director at Audubon High School.
NJ Administrator Suspended After Gun Incident at Home (KYW)
When this story first broke, word was that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had left LONG before there was any gunplay outside a Virginia Beach restaurant. Now it turns out, according to the security footage from the Guadalajara that Vick and crew left only minutes before–and into the direction–that shots were fired. That’s not to say–or even imply–that he’s guilty of any wrongdoing, but it does make you wonder, doesn’t it?
And, of course, Mr. Vick is still on probation for that little dog-fighting thing from a couple of years back, so no reason his people would want to distance him from this sort of thing, right?
Here’s more from The Daily Press
The Virginia Beach restaurant that hosted Michael Vick’s birthday party has video that disputes the account given by Vick’s attorney of the moments prior to a shooting that occurred near the establishment early Friday, a restaurant partner said Tuesday.
Guadalajara restaurant spokesman Allen Fabijan said owners turned over surveillance video to Virginia Beach police Tuesday morning after establishing a timeline that conflicts with that outlined to media by Vick’s attorney, Larry Woodward. Fabijan said that two cars carrying Vick, a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from Newport News, “and his entourage” drove off from in front of the restaurant at 2:07 a.m. Three minutes later, shots rang out from the direction the cars had gone, Fabijan said.
“You can see everybody duck at 2:10,” Fabijan said of bystanders on the video. “I’m not saying that Michael Vick did the shooting. But he did not leave (long) before” as Woodward said his client told police Monday. “I stand by what I said, that Michael was long gone before the shooting, does not know who did the shooting and had nothing to do with the shooting,” Woodward said Tuesday. “Anyone who says any different better be very careful.”