Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rick Pitino, Please Resign

Any respect that I gained back for Coach Rick Pitino following the public memorial service for the late Bill Keightley is gone following the news that broke last night.

What he did was wrong and he should resign.

Here's an excerpt from his employment contract.
6.1.2 Disparaging media publicity of a material nature that damages the good name and reputation of Employer or University, if such publicity is caused by Employee’s willful misconduct that could objectively be anticipated to bring Employee into public disrepute or scandal, or which tends to greatly offend the public, or any class thereof on the basis of invidious distinction.[...]

6.1.4 Employee's dishonesty with Employer or University; or acts of moral depravity; or conviction of a felony or employment or drug-related misdemeanor; or intoxication or being under the influence of a psychoactive substance when performing duties under this contract, when student athletes are present, when attending scheduled public events or appearances, or during media contacts.
These are grounds for firing. But will they fire him? I doubt it.

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