Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Steve Alford is the new coach of the UCLA men’s basketball team. This isn’t news to most of you. It happened several days ago, without much naysaying or fanfare. It just kind of happened. The national media didn’t seem to have much of a reaction, which baffles me. This puzzles me because Steve Alford is not a good person. Sure, you could say that about a lot of coaches that are controlling the blue blood programs in NCAA football and basketball. Nick Saban is a jerk. Rick Pitino is a smug, over-demanding hard ass. Whatever. These types of statements are made daily. Alford, however, goes beyond your typical meathead coach. He’s not a jerk to the media, or a guy that yells at his players. He is far worse. I’m referencing his reprehensible and downright disgusting actions during the Pierre Pierce case. For those of you who don’t remember, Pierce was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2002 while playing for Alford at the University of Iowa. Pierre Pierce raped a female student at his apartment, covering her mouth as she tried to scream; however, he eventually plea-bargained to a charge of assault causing injury. He even issued an [...]
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