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Wyoming students chant ‘alcoholic’ at Eustachy
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Chris Chase, USA TODAY Sports
Some topics should be off-limits.
N.C. State fans talking about Chris Paul’s late grandfather. D.J. Strawberry hearing comments about his troubled father. Duke fans holding up signs with “J.R. Can’t Reid” written on them.
Some Wyoming fans crossed that line Wednesday night when they chanted “alcoholic” at Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy, according to Ben Frederickson of the Casper Star Tribune.
Eustachy was fired from Iowa in 2003 after he was photographed drinking with undergraduates. He admitted he was an functioning alcoholic — “probably the best in the country at it” — and sought treatment. He was quickly hired at Southern Miss and spent eight years there before moving to Colorado State last spring.
This April, Eustachy will mark 10 years of sobriety, he says.
The chant in Wyoming started before halftime of the game in Laramie. The Cowboys had been trailing for most of the game and would go on to lose, 78-56.
Even if it was a small number of students chanting about Eustachy’s addiction, it reflects poorly upon the entire student section. Sometimes, all it takes is one bad fan to sully a school’s reputation.… [For more on Wyoming students chant 'alcoholic' at Larry Eustachy, click here.]
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