Monday, April 20, 2009

Andy Kennedy Pleads Guilty

And here I was foolish enough to think we had heard the end of this story.

We have written about this incident three times before (which also happens to be three times too many), so if you are too lazy to follow the link, here is a quick synopsis of what has happened so far:

Andy Kennedy, the coach of Ole Miss and former coach of Cincinnati, heads out with some members of his staff to a nice place for a quiet night out The Lodge for "college night". At the end of the night, thoroughly inebriated, he hops in a cab to head home. Some way, some how, there ends up being a physical confrontation in the cab between Kennedy and the driver, resulting in Kennedy's arrest. After some priceless unintentional comedy (Kennedy's wife sued the cab driver for ruining their sex life, while the Cinci police released a video in which Kennedy says that his arrest will be an international incident, to which the cops reply "whatever, we deal with the Bengals all the time"), it seemed like this story was dead.

Not quite.

Kennedy has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge after originally being charged with assault. His punishment? 40 hours of community service, six months probation, $100 fine plus court costs, and it can all be expunged from his record in a year.

A bit of a slap on the wrist for an international incident, no?

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