As reported on yahoo sports.
Gottfried responds to a question about Karl’s Hess’ ejection of two NCSU legends. I, for one, appreciate a coach who is willing to stand up for us. Most of the media seem to be in agreement that what Hess did is wrong but the ACC has refused to address this in an acceptable manner.
I’m disappointed quite frankly in the ACC because not only did he throw out two of North Carolina State’s greats, he threw out two of the ACC’s greats. The league is supporting an official rather than supporting former great players. The former great players, in my opinion, were embarrassed and wronged when they shouldn’t have been. I don’t think you can have rabbit ears like that if you’re a referee and start throwing people out.
This is the kind of backbone we need at NCSU. Someone who is not afraid of the ACC and its built-in hierarchy. It never gets better for coaches that cower.
Now the question becomes, does the ACC rectify this matter or further inflame it by fining Gottfried for daring to comment about a referee.
I like the suggestion made on this thread.
Debbie Yow should publicly reprimand Gott for failing to follow athletic department procedures and state that she will re-iterate the policy with all our coaches.