A Whiff of Scandal

Thursday, December 8, 2011

 I don't know how quickly nor how big this story will blow up. It could be overshadowed by CBS's squeaky-clean network TV coverage or it may ride the wave of national and online Navy/Army media coverage.

I don't know.

I do know it's not good, and if the story turns out to be true it will spell curtains for Army's defensive line coach. Forget about military protocol in regard to Holmes' discharge... if the story is even a little bit true the coach will simply have to be removed.

Granted, this story isn't as shocking as some of the other sex scandals in college sports this year - but if the allegations prove to be true we're looking at a situation where Army football gets lumped into the conversation with the likes of Penn State and Syracuse basketball.

I'll reserve what thoughts I have on the institution of marriage and of course this story is not the same thing as those other sex abuse cases, but who Coach Holmes is and where he graduated from makes the issue big news. To the observer this is a trained and trusted leader who by getting involved with a very young girl compromised not only his job but also his family.

It is a troubling story and it's a fire-able offense. I'm sure we'll hear more about it as more comes to light.




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