Very sad. (Link)
Minnesota Vikings receiver Koren Robinson was in jail Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving, a newspaper reported.
Sgt. Loren Jansen of the St. Peter Police Department told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Robinson was arrested around 10:46 p.m. Tuesday for “driving while impaired.”
At least Koren isn’t alone on the police blotter this week. In Charlotte, former Tarheel football player, Kevin Donnalley resigned as football coach at Charlotte Christian after taking what he called “inappropriate disciplinary action against a player. (Link)
You really have to give the old
Daily Tarheel Charlotte Observer credit for not going down without a fight. There is no way that they are going to let a Tarheel be smeared without (a) bringing up the transgressions of others and (b) trying to compare said Tarheel to as ‘awesomest’ of a coach as possible.
Donnalley isn’t the first coach to lose his job for physically abusing a player.
In 1978, former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes was fired after he hit a Clemson player during a game. Kentucky State fired men’s basketball coach Winston Bennett in 2003 for hitting player Ricky Green. Green filed a criminal complaint against Bennett, who was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and get anger management counseling.
Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight choked a player in 1997 when he was at Indiana, an incident that contributed to his being fired.
Let’s play the SAT game of “what doesn’t fit”? Hmmmm….Woody Hayes…Bob Knight…Kevin Donnalley? Hmmmm…..
At least the paper made reference to Donnalley’s recent legal problems related to steriods. Near the very end of the article they drop in a quick:
In July, Donnalley was one of seven former Panthers named by prosecutors in a case against Dr. James Shortt as having received illegal performance-enhancing drugs from the Columbia-based doctor. Shortt was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison in the case.
Could you imagine the focus and resulting innuendo that would have occured if anyone other than a Tarheel who had been a major principal in a national steriod scandal had behaved in such an inappropriate rage?