Check out the video of former U of Cincinnati basketball coach and current Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy being arrested last December.
As if the arrest in itself weren’t shameful enough, Kennedy’s wife’s subsequent lawsuit against the cabdriver who her husband is charged with assaulting took this particular case to another level of messed up.
Oh, you didn’t hear? Coach Kennedy’s wife has sued the cabbie her husband allegedly punched because the stress over his arrest has caused Kennedy to lose his libido, or in legal terms, she is holding him liable for loss of consortium.
Assuming her husband is innocent (remember that whole innocent until proven guilty thing?) Kennedy’s wife showed no class, no restraint and no common sense or judgement by reacting to her husband’s arrest with a frivolous lawsuit.
Seriously, what could a cabbie in Cincinnati have to offer her for legal compensation for a lack of sex? Instead of responding with dignity and letting the justice system sort through the mess and prove her husband innocent she goes and decides to tie up the courts even further with this ridiculous lawsuit?
Thankfully there is one bright spot in this whole mess and oddly enough it is perhaps the best one liner ever delivered by an arresting officer.
When being placed under arrest, Kennedy plead for the police to let him go as he “was scheduled to be on ESPN” the following morning. He went on to tell the officer that his arrest would spark a “national incident”.
Unaffected by Kennedy’s attempt to get out of a sticky situation with the predictable “don’t you know who I am” defense, the officer casually responded,
“You think we’ve never arrested somebody that’s made national media? We deal with the Bengals all the time,” said the officer.