Coach Violates NCAA Rule, Blames It On His Pregnant WifeMeredith Carroll
Women are powerful, right? We’re strong and brave, and when we have kids (in our belly or in our homes) — watch out! We mean business. But now it turns out we might just be more powerful than maybe even we knew.
Josh Pastner, who is the coach of the University of Memphis’ men’s basketball team, was recently cited by the NCAA for violating a rule that prohibits coaches from publicly discuss unsigned recruits, according to Yahoo Sports.
His excuse for the violation? His pregnant wife.
Oh sure, blame the pregnant lady.
Pastner used his team’s Twitter account to accidentally tweet “Tony Parker” on Tuesday night. Tony Parker is the name of a kid that Pastner’s team would like to recruit. Despite the fact that he deleted the tweet just minutes later, he’s still guilty of a publicly discussing an unsigned recruit.
His explanation? He was just trying to enter the kid’s name into an Internet search but there were too many other things going on.
“My wife was yelling at me because I was on the phone too loud. I was waking (the couple’s infant daughter) up and waking my wife up because I had the TV on,” Pastner told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “She was complaining that I not only woke my daughter up, but I also woke the baby inside her up because she’s pregnant. So I was waking everybody up, I was getting yelled at and on top of that I was thinking, ‘What’s going on with recruiting?’ and, ‘Who am I going to hire?’ and I made a mistake.”
There’s a lesson to be learned here, which is, quit bugging the pregnant lady. Because she is strong and powerful, and if you bug her, you’ll be sorry. And so will your college basketball team.
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