Pitt coach Mike Haywood released from jail
Mike Haywood, who just got the Pittsburgh coaching job less than three weeks ago, wsa released on bond today after being arresed Friday night on a domestic violence charge.
What was originally described as Haywood grabbing the neck and arm of a female with whom he has a child, has now been upgraded to a felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor.
The incident happened at his South Bend, Ind., home. Haywood played at Notre Dame and later was an assistant coach there.
The University of Pittsburgh released a statement that read: "The University of Pittsburgh is aware of an alleged incident involving head football coach Michael Haywood today in South Bend, Indiana. The University expects the highest standards of conduct from its employees, including its coaches, and any breach of those standards is a very serious matter. The University will decline further comment until more complete information is available."
Haywood told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that "It isn't fair. The truth will eventually come out."
It will be interesting to see what Pitt does. Remember, there's precedent here with coaches who were hired and never coached a game. Notre Dame dumped George O'Leary when it found out about his enhanced resume, and the Arizona Diamondbacks cut Wally Backman loose when the club found out about his financial issues and a domestic violence charge as well.
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