School president bails player out of jail, whole team punished2/26/2013
Of all the rules a team can break, bailing a player out of jail has to be one of the more improbable ones. The men’s basketball team at Iowa’s Indian Hills Community College — currently the nation’s third-ranked junior-college team — was placed on probation and banned from postseason play after the school president self-reported bailing a player out of jail. Jim Lindenmeyer posted bond for Ronald Ross, after the latter was arrested Feb. 16 for allegedly punching the son of the coach of Southeastern Community College during a postgame brawl between the two bitter rivals. Lindenmeyer, understandably, said he didn’t want to leave Ross in a small-town jail 80 miles from campus. [Source]
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