Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Richmond head football coach resigns after DWI charge

Latrell Scott

And it wasn't his first DWI charge either. Latrell Scott, who was getting ready to begin his second season as head football coach at the University of Richmond, resigned Tuesday. The reason, he was charged with a DWI late Monday night in a Richmond area suburb.

It was Scott's second DWI charge since 2004. He faced similar charges then while an assistant coach at VMI. In that incident, his license was suspended for 12-months and he spent 5-days in jail.

The school knew about the first one. And they were willing to hire Scott with the understanding that something like that never happens again. It did.

Scott regins after going 6-5 in 2010. Offensive coordinator Wayne Lineburg will take over the team for the season, since the season starts in just 10-days.

Check out the play-by-play of what happened from the Richmond Times Dispatch RIGHT HERE

Sadly, this may end Scott's career before it ever really blossomed. Scott had a ton of experience as an assistant and had a mildly successful 1st season with the Spiders.

But two DWI's in 7-years is not good. It's not going to be looked upon well by other schools and wouldn't be looked at well by any employer in any business.

We hope Scott gets things together and finds a way to get past this, but it is going to take some time. A lot of time.

Friend of the OSG Lane Casadante from WTVR-TV has the TV story:

But you'll have to click on the link HERE and go to the bottom of the page to see it on WTVR's very poorly designed Website.

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