A Strange Scandal
The LSU Women's basketball coach was forced to resign last week when a story broke that she had a relationship with a former player. It now turns out that one of her assistant coaches was the source of the story. Unless there is more to this story, I just don't get it. If the coach, Pokey Chatman (great name), merely became involved with a former player, I really don't see the ethical problem. Clearly LSU doesn't fire teachers when they become involved with former teachers. It may (emphasis on may as circumstances can certainly vary) be unseemly but it doesn't rise to a true scandal. Is, in fact, the scandal that Chatman is a lesbian? Is this a shock in the world of women's athletics? (Heck, is it a shock in society at large?) Or is there more to this story that isn't being told? Either way, something is rotten in Louisiana.