Thursday, December 18, 2008
Andy Kennedy Hates Cab Drivers
Later on this evening the Fighting Cardinals will take on the Rebels of Ole Miss. This will be a great non-conference game from the SEC/Big East Challenge...that's for sure. What's not for sure is whether or not Ole Miss Head Coach Andy Kennedy will be on the sidelines. What's that you ask? "Did he get sick?" or "Is he stuck in an Oxford airport?" Not exactly. This ass clown decided to get loose on a Cincinnati cab driver. Thanks to Mike Rutherford over at the Card Chronicle for the update.
Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy was arrested early this morning and charged with assaulting a cab driver.
The news was first reported by WKRC-TV in Cincinnati.
According to the television station, Kennedy punched 25-year-old cab driver Jiddou Mohammed Ould in the face with a closed fist while shouting racial slurs at 1 a.m. in downtown Cincinnati.
Kennedy, whose Rebels team is in Cincinnati set to play No. 9 Louisville tonight in the SEC/Big East Invitational, has been charged with misdemeanor assault and is expected to appear in court this afternoon.
Now I understand how public officials can be a pain in the ass in Cincinnati. I personally witnessed Kelly Wilson unleash a verbal assault on a Cincy police officer that would make a sailor blush. This was of course after being kicked out of "Electra's." Really we should have never been allowed to enter...let's be honest here, we were as out of place as comedy in an episode of "Mad about You."
And it gets much better...
Also arrested was William Armstrong, the director of operations at Mississippi, on a charge of disorderly conduct, reports show.
The men are in town for the SEC/Big East invitational at U.S. Bank Arena. Mississippi plays No. 8 Louisville tonight.
Reports state Armstrong, 31, was drunk and thrown out of the Lodge Bar downtown early this morning.
After that, he and Kennedy got a cab. A report says Armstrong, taunted the driver “in which his conduct was likely to cause a violent response.”
A separate report says Kennedy “was the aggressor” and punched the driver, Mohammed Ould Jiddou. During the attack Kennedy used “racial slurs.”
Kennedy has hired former Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen to represent him.
Allen entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client this morning. He said Kennedy "emphatically denies this and emphatically denies making any racial slurs."
Police say a person standing nearby witnessed the assault and that Armstrong was so intoxicated he refused to calm down when asked and requested that he be taken to jail.
What a great way to prepare for the #9 team in the land for the Rebels...some idiot coach getting liquored up and cussing a cab driver. That's pathetic. It's like getting drunk and cussing at a chair? It's so easy.