Sleeping with Students Just Got Slightly Harder for USC Football Coach

December 7, 2009

What’s the college football world coming to? Back in the day if one coach wanted to get a beach house with a graduate student in order to hide her from his wife and kids, his colleagues would simply give him a pat on the back and say “Make sure to get that pre-nup signed during contract negotiations.” Former Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weiss, however, decided to completely violate the guy code and go another direction.

After reporters caught up with him this week (which isn’t hard to do because he’s fat and slow), Weiss responded to a harmless question about his image by completely throwing USC Head Coach Pete Carroll under the bus for no real reason.

“Let me ask you this question: You guys know about things that go on in different places. Was I living with a grad student in Malibu, or was I living with my wife in my house? You could bet that if I were living with a grad student here in South Bend, it would be national news. [Carroll’s] doing it in Malibu and it’s not national news. What’s the difference? I don’t understand. Why is it okay for one guy to do things like that, but for me, I’m scrutinized when I swear. I’m sorry for swearing; absolve my sins.”

Carroll, much like he did when he was accused of bribery and cheating, denied the allegations claiming “It’s untrue, it’s irresponsible, and it’s incredible he’d be talking about me like that.”

Guy code, Charlie... Guy code.

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