I believe this guy is where he belongs, but jeezz, what about the parents. What is wrong with these people, it seems like they put sports ahead of the well being of thier children.
Thursday, January 06, 2005
From the mailbag, regarding Rick Lopez:
My name is Darryl Smith. I was the head coach at Metropolitan State college in Denver from 1989-1998. Rick Lopez was my student volunteer for my first and most of my second season. We were 22-2 with one league game left to play when 3 of my players came to me and said that Rick was running around with one of their teammates, one of our players. I immediately dismissed him but not without a fight. In fact the girls father paid me a visit and pleaded for Rick's job. Needless to say, I instructed Rick at the time that that line could never be crossed. He instantly became an enemy of me and my program. I then spoke with his backers about his in appropriate behavior, and they were extremely passive about it and continued to support him. It is a sad story and Rick was a sick individual. However, the people that surrounded the Colorado Hoopsters should be under scrutiny as well.