NFL Sober Coach: Drunken Behavior Displayed By Coaches is No Way to ‘Lead By Example’.
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As the number of players being suspended for substance abuse skyrockets in pro sports, we are now seeing an alarming new trend of coaches displaying behavior that goes hand in hand with drinking and getting high. USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian was drunk and acknowledged he made inappropriate comments at the school’s “Salute To Troy” kickoff party Saturday night, and apologized today.
Reports began circulating early today on the Internet that the coach used foul language, made gratuitous foul statements about other teams and was obviously drunk. He had to be escorted off the stage by USC Athletic Director Pat Haden. The coach reportedly urged his team to “fight the (obscenity) on,” using a common inappropriate word for a reproductive function. He also reportedly said opponents Arizona State, Notre Dame and Oregon all “suck.”