Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dear Coaches Charged With Screwing Your Players

Here's something you probably shouldn't say, as ably demonstrated [allegedly] by Eric Darwitz, coach of Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, MN.

Let's be clear--I don't think it is right to give 16 year old girls liquor and then have sex with them.  According to the police, Darwitz did admit to having sex with one of the girls, couldn't remember if he had sex with the other (nice touch, Eric!), and knew both were 16 at the time.  That is bad enough.

This is what you don't want to your follow-up quote to be.  You do NOT want.  I can't emphasize that enough.  After admitting you fed a couple of teenage girls a drink or two and maybe had both of them go down on you at the same time, don't tell police that you see yourself as "a father figure and a big brother" to them. 

Creepy choice of words, Eric Darwitz.  Oh, and for all you women's hockey fans out there, the Star Tribune is happy to answer your about-to be-asked-question:  yes, he is related to Olympic hockey star Natalie Darwitz!  First cousins.  (Just be glad you aren't his little sister, Natalie!)

Remember:  don't say "Father Figure".  You sound like George Michael (not the one with SportsMachine)


Lillian Wey said...

Natalie is 5'3? Sporty and adorable. Thanks for the link.

As for the cousin . . . Boo-icky-boo.

Andrew Wice said...

Keep your laws off my body.