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Haywood fired 2 weeks after getting Pitt coaching job
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/1/2011

Posted on 01/01/2011 5:14:08 PM PST by hole_n_one

COLLEGE FOOTBALL • Pittsburgh fired new football coach Mike Haywood on Saturday, a day after he was arrested at his home Friday on a domestic violence charge.

Haywood was released Saturday from St. Joseph County Jail on $1,000 cash bond after the charge was upgraded from a misdemeanor to felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor.

Within hours of his release, Pittsburgh put out a statement from Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg saying Haywood had been dismissed, “effective immediately.”

Pittsburgh hired Haywood away from Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 16 to replace Dave Wannstedt, who resigned under pressure. Before his firing was announced, Haywood told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “It isn’t fair. The truth will eventually come out.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sltrib.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; football; ncaa; pitt; tnb

1 posted on 01/01/2011 5:14:09 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Maybe Haywood will pull the Rooney Rule. /sarc


2 posted on 01/01/2011 5:15:35 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: hole_n_one

But the real question is....Did a golf club hit a windshield...and how is his vehicle holding out?


3 posted on 01/01/2011 5:17:14 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok....Joke's over...Bring Back Bush!)
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To: hole_n_one

A little slapdeehoe.


4 posted on 01/01/2011 5:24:08 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: hole_n_one

I hope, if the case is dismissed or he’s acquitted, he sues the hell outta Pittsburgh. From what I read, this charge arose from a custody dispute, and the minor is only 1 year old, clearly not a witness. Yeah, a woman in a custody dispute has no incentive to lie.

If I ever have an employee who has been arrested and it’s germane to his or her job, I may put said employee on administrative leave, but I would wait until the facts come in before making a final decision.


5 posted on 01/01/2011 5:29:40 PM PST by TXConservative25
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To: hole_n_one

So much much for innocent until proven guilty.


6 posted on 01/01/2011 5:32:18 PM PST by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Years ago Coach Mike Gottfried allegedly knocked up a Pitt chearleader and left coaching completely. He was a color analyst for a while. Pitt was expecting miracles out of Wannstedt from what I could see. Oh well, who is next up.


7 posted on 01/01/2011 5:35:14 PM PST by doosee
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To: TXConservative25

...Yeah, a woman in a custody dispute has no incentive to lie.

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Especially when the man just made it the big show with a Big East school, probably tripling or quadupling his previous income.


8 posted on 01/01/2011 5:38:10 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Terabitten
So much much for innocent until proven guilty.

True, however a quick search showed news that most of Wannstedt's incoming recruits had already bailed on Haywood. Haywood certainly wouldn't be in a good position to replace them.

9 posted on 01/01/2011 5:39:13 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Especially when the man just made it the big show with a Big East school, probably tripling or quadupling his previous income.

I'm assuming his income just went to "zero" effectively reducing her chances of landing a settlement?

10 posted on 01/01/2011 5:41:34 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: doosee

I guess it has never been the same since Johnny Majors left (they won the National Championship in 1976 and then left for his alma mater Tennessee).

Wannstadt never has had a lot of success as a head coach at any level as far as I am aware. AFter 6 years was probably the right time to move on.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 5:43:56 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: hole_n_one

why did not the college know ahead a time of his involvement with a woman and child from a previous relationship. Is not it the rule that an employer know evrything about a person whom will be in oversight of the children entrusted by the parents whose children attend the college. Something does not smell right here.

When I was employed as a youth minister, everything was known about me, because I had to submit college records, where I lived formerly and if I had any criminal record. the same thing happened when I became a pastor in the church, plus a mental health counselor. The college, church and state knew a lot about me before I was even granted the opportunity to work in every situation.


12 posted on 01/01/2011 5:45:47 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: nascarnation

Crime of passion...


13 posted on 01/01/2011 5:45:58 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: hole_n_one

Police said Haywood became engaged in a custody dispute with a woman with whom he has a child. The unidentified woman told police that Haywood grabbed her by the arm and neck and pushed her as she tried to leave.

The woman had marks on her neck, arms and back, police said.

statement released on behalf of university Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg.

“To be clear, the university’s decision is not tied to any expectation with respect to the terms on which the legal proceeding now pending in Indiana might ultimately be concluded. Instead, it reflects a strong belief that moving forward with Mr. Haywood as our head coach is not possible under the existing circumstances,” Nordenberg said.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/college/s_716289.html


14 posted on 01/01/2011 5:46:02 PM PST by kcvl
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To: TXConservative25
"...the minor is only 1 year old, clearly not a witness..."

He said. She said. Cops say 
The woman had marks on her neck, arms and back.

The marks could have been self inflicted, of course. But then Haywood would be consorting with a dishonest, deceptive woman with whom he shares a child born out of wedlock. Clearly Haywood was a bad first choice by the University. At first take he looks like a lowlife.

15 posted on 01/01/2011 5:51:22 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: TXConservative25

I agree with you. Speaking of which, I just read where a new law that went into effect in CA says that a victim of sexual abuse cannot be evicted? What the hell does that mean?


16 posted on 01/01/2011 5:53:45 PM PST by Hildy
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To: kcvl

If he’s eventually aquitted or this case is tossed out, Haywood will have a good civil case against Pitt. Many of these DV cases aren’t often what they might appear in the initial phase.


17 posted on 01/01/2011 5:54:18 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: steelyourfaith

sadly another ND alum gone bad

when I was a kid, that school used to stand for a pretty high level of morality


18 posted on 01/01/2011 5:55:58 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: hole_n_one

If she would JUST FREAK’N LISTEN this would not have happened.


19 posted on 01/01/2011 5:56:55 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: hole_n_one

They should rehire him . Don’t they realize they are giving up a great opportunity to get a call from a sitting President honoring them on giving a wife-beater a second chance, and to bask in the radiance of Obama’s wisdom and god-like judgement?


20 posted on 01/01/2011 5:57:58 PM PST by pineybill
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To: hole_n_one

They should rehire him . Don’t they realize they are giving up a great opportunity to get a call from a sitting President honoring them on giving a wife-beater a second chance, and to bask in the radiance of Obama’s wisdom and god-like judgement?


21 posted on 01/01/2011 5:58:01 PM PST by pineybill
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To: Cisco Nix
"If she would JUST FREAK’N LISTEN this would not have happened"

He as a reputation for being a hot headed coach.
Most of us Pitt grads didn't like it from the beginning.
Bring on one of the two Penn State underlings while we can still get them.

22 posted on 01/01/2011 6:12:34 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: hole_n_one

“The bitch set me up.”


23 posted on 01/01/2011 6:22:13 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame
The guy just got the job of a lifetime. You have to have control of yourself at all times. Thankfully he's out early.
24 posted on 01/01/2011 6:25:12 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: nascarnation
sadly another ND alum gone bad

when I was a kid, that school used to stand for a pretty high level of morality

Why am I so certain that the administration of Notre Dame is committed to a strong policy of "Diversity is Our Strength"?

I'd surmise this creep has been used to getting a pass for thuggish behavior all of his life.

25 posted on 01/01/2011 6:31:08 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: pineybill
Don’t they realize they are giving up a great opportunity to get a call from a sitting President honoring them on giving a wife-beater a second chance, and to bask in the radiance of Obama’s wisdom and god-like judgement?

I foresee another Beer Summit soon. According to the Usurper in Chief, the Pitt administration "acted stupidly".

26 posted on 01/01/2011 6:34:24 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: re_nortex
This may sound racist (which I am not and have never been), but, as soon as I read that he had a child out of wedlock, I thought he might be black. At his age, he was most likely brought up in an environment where this was becoming the norm in the black community.

It would have been better if Pitt had waited for all the facts to come out before firing Haywood, but Dave Wannstedt is a great coach and an outstanding person. I don't know him personally, but I am a long time Dallas fan and have been following his career with interest ever since he left the Cowboys. I'm not surprised that some of his recruits had already changed their minds once they found out that they would not be playing for him.

27 posted on 01/01/2011 10:01:16 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;therefore choose life..")
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To: doosee; AEMILIUS PAULUS

Wannstedt was Jimmy Johnson’s “protege” and they both failed miserably here with Miami Dolphins!!!


28 posted on 01/01/2011 10:13:44 PM PST by danamco (')
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To: danamco
Wannstedt was Jimmy Johnson’s “protege” and they both failed miserably here with Miami Dolphins!!!

Miserable failure, thy name is Rich Rodriguez! Maybe he can get a gig coaching a Mexican "futbol" team. :-)

29 posted on 01/01/2011 10:16:23 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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