The first day of school at Corriher-Lipe Middle School (NC) was a “full day” for Jared John Gallagher, assistant football coach and full-time In-School-Suspension (ISS) assistant for the school. According to police, as he was leaving the football field he allegedly started choking a 7th grade player. Then the head coach stepped in to settle things down, and when he was unable to calm Gallagher by himself, he had a nearby parent step in and take over while he called police.
You would think officers arriving would settle things down, but no, not on this first day of school: Gallagher allegedly didn’t like the fact that the cop had sunglasses on and, at one point, “demanded the officer take off the glasses, according to the report, and clinched his fists.” Well, as you might guess, that didn’t go over so well with the cops so they tasered the assistant coach . . . three times. The first time it just made him angry and he pulled out the tongs. To top things off, a search of Gallagher’s car revealed 79 live rounds of ammunition and a 9 mm handgun.
Welcome back to school Coach Gallagher! (Source – Salisbury Post)
You just can’t make this stuff up. Here are the basics:
Jermaine Lewis, a former wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, was spotted allegedly driving erratically early Monday morning by a 911 caller who followed his vehicle and watched it smash into several cars before pulling into the driveway at his home. When officers arrived at his house, they found Lewis’ car outside (minus its grill and a turn signal), and the former player inside, sitting on the couch with his shorts around his knees. He also appeared to be intoxicated and when officers tried to arrest him, Lewis resisted and was tasered. He now faces several traffic violations related to the arrest, including:
- Failure of vehicle driver in accident to report property damage to nearest police.
- Failure to stop after unattended property damage accident.
- Failure to notify owner of unattended property of damage.
- Failure to control speed to avoid a collision.
- Driving on a suspended license.
- Driving on a revoked license.
Michigan State’s head football coach, Mark Dantonio is a known as a tough, no nonsense guy who has had to deal with a number of off-field incidents in his short stint with the Spartans. One has to wonder if some of the stress of dealing with young men acting like children had something to do with his heart attack last season. Hopefully he has fully recovered because we have some new bad news for him: two of his players, including a projected starter in 2011, got into a scuffle in an Aspen, Colorado bar (don’t college students go to Florida for spring break any more?) and one, tight end Brian Linthicum, had to be Tasered by Cops. At an intoxicated 6’5″ and 250 lbs, do you blame the arresting officers, who did manage to catch up with the fleeing pair. Not a good sign for the Spartans when they play against speedier teams next season.
Here are the details from MyFoxSports:
Max Bullough, 19, and Brian Linthicum, 23, were arrested shortly after midnight Thursday at the Regal Watering Hole. Workers there reported that Linthicum was assaulting another patron, Benjamin Nichols of London. Police said the two players ran away from officers when they arrived. When officers caught up with them, police said they had to use a stun gun to subdue Linthicum, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 250 lbs. Bullough was charged with underage possession of alcohol and Linthicum was charged with assault in the third degree. Both were charged with eluding officers and later released.