While some coaches have been dealing with off the field issues that include violence against women, Texas head coach Charlie Strong has not had to deal with that issue yet. Strong promotes respect for women as one of the staples of his program (a novel thought) and has no time for excuses to violent acts.
Speaking with ESPN on Wednesday, Strong is at a loss to why people make excuses for those actions:
“A lot of times (coaches) think, ‘Well I can help him.’ But are they helping him? If you see a young man with issues, you have to surround him with enough people to help change his life. If you can’t surround him with enough people to help change his life, you can say all you want, but the kid is never going to change.”
“There is no way a guy should hit a woman. There is no reason for it. If it happens, you need to find somewhere else to play. It isn’t hard. Sometimes people think it’s hard. You have values. Treat women with respect. No drugs. No weapons. How hard is that? I don’t get it.”
Strong continued the discussion during Sportscenter, how it flusters him for players raised by influential females can commit such acts (about the 2:00 mark):