Thursday, October 4, 2007

Wally Pip should have tried this

Last year there was the bizarre story of Mitch Cozad, a backup kicker for Northern Colorado who stabbed the starting kicker Rafeal Mendoza in the leg. Cozad snuck up behind Mendoza and stabbed him in the back of the leg then took off in a car that was waiting with a get away man. Unfortunately, someone saw the incident and reported it to the police. The lawyer for Cozad tried to explain to the jury that it wasn't actually Cozad, but the getaway driver, Kevin Aussprung, a Northern Colorado football "groupie" that attacked Mendoza.

Michael York, a kicker on the football team, called Aussprung a "groupie," a pejorative term for a guy who hangs around the football team but can't make the squad.
Whoa, I thought groupie meant something else. That makes more sense. Anyway Cozad was found guilty of assault brother, but not attempted murder in August and was sentenced to seven years yesterday.

"I will continue to be a model inmate during my sentence and my appeal," Cozad said.
Unless of course there is a prison football team with a different kicker.

As bizarre as that story is this one may top it. In Jacksonville University running back Rudell Small was recently arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana after an anonymous tip was placed to police. However, he has now been reinstated in school and on the football team. It appears as though head coach Kerwin Bell hired a private investigator to find out what happened and backup running back Cecil Coltrane admitted to hiding the drugs in Small's room. Coltrane was the starting running back until Small rushed for 112 yards and 5 touchdowns in the team's third game. Apparently Coltrane did not like the bench or the downgrade in women available for relationships that comes for the second stringer. Jason Colson was going to try a similar tactic, but on the way into Slaton's room he fumbled the weed.

1 comment:

J. Johnston said...

After Colson fumbled the weed, Gwaltney picked it up and has never been seen or heard from again.

Seriously though, I can't believe someone would do that!