About “a marital dispute between a couple I know in Louisville”

So the news came out this weekend that Charlie Strong potentially faces being subpoenaed in a divorce case involving a member of the Louisville Board of Trustees.  You can read all the blah, blah, blah about it here, but the only important issue is this:

The good news for Charlie is, if this mess does in fact have legs that eventually cost him his job at Texas, at least he knows he doesn’t have to look any farther than his successor at Louisville to know there’s a road back for him.  Thanks, Bobby!

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26 responses to “About “a marital dispute between a couple I know in Louisville”

  1. Argondawg

    Are they alleging an affair between Strong and Mrs. Blue? what a weird set of circumstances.

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  2. Dog in Fla

    Pork Rind Jimmy would brand this “potentially damaging subpoena” and “demands for travel records and electronic communications [that] would force Strong to give up trade secrets” as a necessary part of being in the people helping business

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  3. Chi-town Dawg

    Senator, you’re a lawyer, so I’d be interested in your views on one specific aspect of the story. The author gives the impression that UT could terminate Strong with cause for inappropriate behavior and then not be responsible for any future payments under the contract. However, assuming the inappropriate actions occurred before Strong was hired as coach of UT, would this action likely be upheld in court?

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    • Without seeing the contract, it would be pure guesswork on my part. But it’s probably not much of stretch to think they could hang him on some sort of a failure to comply with disclosure requirement.

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      • Chi-town Dawg

        Thank you for your insights. I imagine if they want him out it would easier to terminate, wait for Strong to file suit and then negotiate a settlement that may still save them some money.

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  4. Cojones

    Charlie says that this is right out of the Blue, and he’s been out of the Blue for several years. Unfortunately, he has been married for 13 years.

    Whatever you do, don’t Goggle Tracy Blue for photos….no, don’t do that….aw, hell…

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  5. PTC DAWG

    Folks want to get a divorce, fine…don’t drag everyone else into your issue. You created the issue….handle your business.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Its not that simple. If you found out that your wife had been having an affair, which then led to a rather vicious divorce proceeding in which she’s now trying to take as much as she can from you, are you honestly telling us that you wouldn’t even bother bringing her transgressions to light?

      Handling your business isn’t always a squeaky clean affair.

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      • PTC DAWG

        My Wife isn’t fooling around…that is what I mean by handle your business. But no, a drawn out court fight isn’t my way either..lose lose all around with that.

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          Your situation is vastly different from theirs and many others out there. To try and apply your narrow experience or situation only to anyone else is a bit shortsighted.

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        • Bazooka Joe

          Maybe I am too vindictive but if my wife was cheating on me and we went to divorce, Id nail her ass to the wall.

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  6. Russ

    Charlie’s not winning enough to be screwing around with booster wives.

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  7. Steve

    I have a hard time convincing myself this is my business.

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  8. DawgPhan

    I was wondering what the deal was when I saw this. I guess everyone is assuming that Strong had an affair with her?

    talk about shitting where you eat.

    You would think banging a trustees wife would be top of the no-no list for every head coach.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      You certainly would, but you’d be amazed what ego and power can do to people. In this case, it would be one of those MAD (mutually assured destruction) type of arrangements gone awry — you know, the notion that you only get involved with someone who has just as much to lose as you do, and not, say, some single person without much to lose.

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      • Cojones

        Given it some thought, have you?

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          Not at all, as I’m very happily married with kids. Besides, peace of mind means everything to me. Just relaying experiences through friends/colleagues/neighbors and such as you often pickup along the way through life. Sadly, transgressions like this are more common than they should be, especially with kids involved which makes it even more disgusting.

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    • Bazooka Joe

      In the words of the great George Castanza… “was that wrong ?”

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  9. Go Dawgs!

    If you’d told me that a Louisville head coach was being compelled to testify in a divorce proceeding, I would not even bat an eyelash.

    If you told me that it was Charlie Strong and not Bobby Petrino or RIck Pitino, THEN I’d bat an eyelash.

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    Of course, Strong had some of the best days of his life against the Dawgs (at least when it comes to coaching).

    The never mentioned fact is that Strong won 2 championships for fu, which are attributed to corch.

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