Remember how all those UCLA fans would call Pete Carroll "Cheaty Petey"?
I always chuckled...Jealously makes people say stupid things.
And as well all know what comes around goes around.
I noted that new UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford had an issue at Iowa.
Here is a more up to date article on Alford.
They gathered outside Carver-Hawkeye Arena to help bring attention to Steve Alford’s unconscionable behavior after his star player turned sexual assailant. They stood for what was right after the Iowa coach acted to shield a violent criminal and intimidate the victim both publicly and privately.
Eleven years later, too many have forgotten exactly what Alford did in the aftermath of that incident in Iowa City on September 6, 2002. The University of New Mexico didn’t care, welcoming him for a desert exile long enough to fade too many memories.
None of it appears to matter to UCLA, either.
Pierre Pierce performed unwanted sex acts on a female student at his apartment, covering her mouth when she tried to scream. He eventually plea-bargained to a charge of assault causing injury, later issuing a public apology for "inappropriate sexual contact with a fellow student."
Had Alford succeeded in his efforts to strong-arm the victim, it all would have evaporated. The disgusting ploy backfired, however, and only steeled her resolve to pursue criminal charges.
Our friends across town are apoplectic over this.
As a father of three daughters, I would go absolutely ape shit if anything like this ever happened to them.
Someone strong arming them to not testify about the incident would wind me up in prison...probably with a needle in my arm at the end.
I am not going to try and make sense of all this but it sounds like there are a lot of anti-Alford people out there...and a whole new bunch just cropped up across town.
It happens all the time in big time college sports...someone did not do their home work.
I find it fitting that UCLA fans will now have to hear the same crap we heard during the PC era...only this is worse. This isn't about a bunch of antiquated rules, a young woman's life was changed forever and it would appear that a coach enabled it.
I don't care outraged they claim they are across town.