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Another case of Idiots feeding the anti's

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yohan, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. Yohan

    Yohan Member

    Dec 27, 2002

    A Christmas night post-practice altercation between Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Nolan Richardson III and assistant Hosea Lewis escalated to the point of Richardson retrieving a gun from his car and returning to the Gentry Center with it, Richardson told TSU police.

    The incident resulted in Richardson's suspension the following day by Athletics Director Teresa Phillips, and she released this statement along with the TSU police report obtained yesterday by The Tennessean:

    ''Tennessee State University has officially suspended men's basketball head coach Nolan Richardson III, pending termination proceedings. Mr. Richardson was relieved of his coaching duties on Thursday, Dec. 26, and is not allowed on the campus premises, nor is he allowed any contact with athletics personnel.''

    The incident stemmed from a practice that was attended by only four players, after which Richardson was concerned that more players were not present and that the practice time had been misunderstood by Lewis.

    After a verbal exchange and brief physical contact involving a gym bag carried by Lewis, Richardson — according to his statement — told Lewis, ''OK, I'll be back.''

    According to his statement, Richardson then went to his car ''to get a crowbar and saw my gun there and I took it. But it had no clip or anything.''

    By that time, according to the TSU police report, assistant coach Christopher Graves, the only witness to the confrontation, had persuaded Lewis to leave the premises.

    As Graves returned to the Gentry Center, his statement to police read: ''I heard the sound of someone racking a handgun and saw Coach Richardson put what appeared to be a gun in the front pocket of his sweatshirt.

    ''Coach Richardson asked me where he could find Coach Lewis because he 'had something for him' as he put his hands into the pocket, through which I could clearly see the outline of said handgun.''

    Later, according to Graves' statement, Richardson ''reached into unsuccessful. Lewis and Graves declined to comment.

    There are no criminal charges pending against Richardson. The matter will be taken to the district attorney only if one of the his pocket, turned his body away from me, took out the handgun and attempted to unchamber a round.''

    Attempts to contact Richardson at his home yesterday were parties involved wants to press charges, which could range from a misdemeanor for carrying a weapon on school property to felony assault.

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  2. PATH

    PATH Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Rockland, New York
    You'd think he knows better and would act like an adult instead of a 10year old!
  3. Monte Harrison

    Monte Harrison Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Like father, like son. He'll probably sue the university citing racial bias.
  4. Betty

    Betty Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Nashville, TN, USA
    If he's a permit holder... :fire: it will indeed be fuel for the anti's.
  5. Viking6

    Viking6 Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Maybe kindling for the fire. Statistically, CCW holders don't act in this fashion. Sounds like he doesn't handle stress well and people challenging his authoritIE.
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