In the wake of the Mike Rice player abuse scandal at Rutgers, one might assume that any athletic department would be so jumpy to remain out of the headlines that a coach would be fired immediately upon the first whiff of indiscretion.
Well, one would be assuming incorrectly.
Unless, of course, you consider making a player poop his pants in front of the entire team and then making fun of him for it all season long is simply a standard, everyday motivational technique.
We just consider it disgusting, but who are we to judge?
Such judgement, in this case, is reserved for the powers-that-be in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Former UW-Green Bay basketball player Ryan Bross has accused coach Brian Wardle of literally making him run until he could no longer control his bowel movements — not exactly making a team run until they puke.
You can check out the details right here, from Rob Demovsky at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, but we’ve got the pertinent stuff covered:
Bross said it was at that point that he couldn’t control his diarrhea and soiled his pants. “I got down to the bottom (of the hill), and Wardle told me I was a piece of s—- and that he had never seen such a big p—— in his life and that I was the biggest piece of s—- he had ever seen,” Bross said. When asked whether he believed Wardle knew that Bross had soiled his pants, Bross said yes because it was visible in his white shorts.
Whether or not Wardle is fired as this revelation is brought to light remains to be seen, but with a 47-49 record at a school most folks nationwide don’t even know exists, it’s not exactly like UWGB is kicking Coach K to the curb.
Then again, according to Deadspin, Wardel received “a standing ovation from a group of boosters at the annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry fundraiser.”
Maybe that means the guy isn’t going anywhere. That makes us feel really bad for his Phoenix players, of course.
But it makes us feel even worse for the Phoenix equipment managers, who have to do the players’ laundry.