Sutton admits to drinking problem
February 23, 2006 10:40 PM   Subscribe

Eddie Sutton, Oklahoma State University's beloved basketball coach, is back on the sauce. Sutton, 69, is the winning-est active coach in the NCAA, but like other basketball legends, he's no stranger to controversy or tragedy. Sutton previously spent a stint in rehab in the late 1980s.
posted by Brittanie (8 comments total)
Reg-only FPP = annoying.
posted by Malor at 10:53 PM on February 23, 2006

Is it registration only? It didn't bring anything up for me. Here's a better link.
posted by Brittanie at 11:00 PM on February 23, 2006

So. A jock drinks.
posted by sourwookie at 11:11 PM on February 23, 2006

I liked him in Hoosiers.
posted by bardic at 11:17 PM on February 23, 2006

Is it just me or does this post, these circumstances and this reporting lack something of a modicum of taste and humanity. Oh, and the only evidence (as stated in espn anyway) in relation to the DUI is a bottle of pain pills. The word "allegedly" is your friend. Let's hope he doesn't go selfgoogling looking for some solace/support/encouragement/empathy.
posted by peacay at 1:24 AM on February 24, 2006

"Allegedly," his blood alcohol level was .22, three times Oklahoma's limit.

Besides, what's so inhumane about calling him beloved and linking to the fact that he's won almost 800 games in 35 years?
posted by Brittanie at 2:32 AM on February 24, 2006

Isn't this a fairly old (weeks) story?

The whole his kid is coaching for him and he gets to keep the wins thing is just wrong.
posted by dig_duggler at 7:10 AM on February 24, 2006

To gain a perspective for how the school loves him, his name is written in about three to four foot letters on the court. I'm not sure if I know of any other schools which do that for their head coaches.

And yes, its about a week or so old.
posted by Atreides at 8:19 AM on February 24, 2006

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