March 9, 2007 – 1:08 am
by Ryan Phillips
LSU women’s basketball coach Pokey Chatman resigned her post Wednesday, saying she would leave after the season to pursue other opportunities. Now Chatman says she is leaving immediately because of a scandal bubbling to the surface.
The Times Picayune of New Orleans and ESPN are reporting that the university became aware of an alleged inappropriate relationship between Chatman and a former player on her team. Sources told ESPN.com that an employee within the basketball program tipped off the LSU brass.
LSU athletic director Skip Bertman said that no “formal inquiry” had been opened, but admitted an informal investigation “might have happened.” The Times Picayune also reported on its Web site that the situation may involve misconduct with one or more players.
The crazy part in all of this is that Chatman is a stellar coach. Since she took over as the Tigers’ head coach in the latter part of the 2003-2004 season, she’s amassed a 90-14 record, including three straight Final Four trips. She also signed a contract extension in 2005 that stood to pay her $400,000 a year, plus postseason bonuses.
The sad part is that from living in Indiana right now, I know if Kelvin Sampson went 90-14 over four seasons, no one would care who or what he was screwing (other than Bruce Weber
So the gist of this story is that she and one or more of her players (allegedly) had inappropriate “relations,” people found out, and she quit. You can fill in the blanks with your own sick minds, lord knows we have we’re not going to sink to that level. This is a classy blog people.
We’re resisting to call this “hot” or talk about how this is the best basketball team EVER, because
the thought of female basketball players and their coach getting it on is, frankly, disgusting
we’re appalled that someone in a position of
power would act in such a way. And we don’t really believe it anyway. When was the last time you heard of a lesbian basketball player
Anyway, to sum up, collectively we’ve got a raging “soft-on” over story.
Here’s a picture of Jessica to help us all forget this whole mess.