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KCChiefsFan88
03-08-2007, 06:40 PM
Looks like the university became aware of an "inappropriate sexual relationship" between Coach Pokey Chatman and one of her former players.

I'd like to see some video-tape evidence

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/news/story?id=2791950

Sources: Chatman quits over inappropriate relationship

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Pokey Chatman resigned as the head women's basketball coach at Louisiana State University on Wednesday after the university became aware of an inappropriate sexual relationship between Chatman and a former player on Chatman's team, sources told ESPN.com.

Chatman, who unexpectedly announced her resignation Wednesday, said she will not coach the Lady Tigers in the NCAA tournament. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Chatman said: "My resignation yesterday has prompted speculation and rumors that far exceeded my expectations and it is clear that my presence would be a great distraction during the NCAA Tournament.

LSU athletic director Skip Bertman said assistant coach Bob Starkey will act as the head coach during the tournament. He told the New Orleans Times Picayune, which first reported the alleged inappropriate conduct with one or more players on its Web site, that no formal inquiry into Chatman's conduct had been opened by the university. When asked by the paper if some sort of informal investigation had taken place, he said, "that might have happened."

"I respect and appreciate Pokey's decision to step away from the program now in the best interests of the team," Bertman said.

Chatman is 90-14 as LSU's head coach. Before that, she was 15-5 as acting head coach during the latter stages of the 2003-04 season, when longtime coach Sue Gunter left the team because of lung disease. That included a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans, where the Lady Tigers fell in the semifinals to Tennessee.

Chatman, a Louisiana native, has been at LSU as both a player and coach for nearly 18 years.

Playing guard, she was one of LSU's career assist and steals leaders. After her playing career ended in 1991, she spent one season as a student assistant coach and then 12 seasons as associate coach under Gunter.

LSU won SEC regular-season titles in her first two seasons as a head coach and made it to the Final Four both years.

In 2005, Chatman received a four-year contract extension that pays her close to $400,000 a year plus postseason bonuses ranging from $15,000 for making the NCAA Tournament to $70,000 for winning a national title. The highest-paid coaches in women's college basketball, Pat Summitt of Tennessee and Geno Auriemma of Connecticut, both earn more than $1 million per year.

Rain Man
03-08-2007, 06:54 PM
Heh. "Pokey".

L.A. Chieffan
03-08-2007, 06:56 PM
Not me dude, she is nasty.

Phobia
03-08-2007, 06:58 PM
This is precisely why you should have a male women's basketball coach.

kstater
03-08-2007, 06:59 PM
So the locker room started smelling a little fishy?

Mr. Plow
03-08-2007, 07:00 PM
Pokey Chatman?!? Man, was she an unwanted child or what?

Phobia
03-08-2007, 07:04 PM
Pokey Chatman?!? Man, was she an unwanted child or what?
I think it's to let the ladies know right off that she straps it on.

Mr. Plow
03-08-2007, 07:05 PM
The only name better would have been Pokey McFadden.

Ultra Peanut
03-08-2007, 07:08 PM
Not me dude, she is nasty.Top half of head: Condoleezza Rice

Bottom half of head: Alfred E. Neuman

Braincase
03-08-2007, 07:14 PM
Top half of head: Condoleezza Rice

Bottom half of head: Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Who?

Ultra Peanut
03-08-2007, 07:15 PM
Nevermind. You wouldn't understand.

noa
03-08-2007, 07:17 PM
Who cares if she had a relationship with a former player? Or are the alleging that it happened while the player was still on the roster?

WilliamTheIrish
03-08-2007, 07:40 PM
Pokey may not be the most attractive woman, but she looks a lot better than the former WBB coach at Washburn University. Her name?

Patty Dick.

She's third from the left.

Mr. Plow
03-08-2007, 07:43 PM
Patty Dick vs. Pokey Chatman.

Who wins in that fight?

Ultra Peanut
03-08-2007, 07:44 PM
Pokey may not be the most attractive woman, but she looks a lot better than the former WBB coach at Washburn University. Her name?

Patty Dick.

She's third from the left.http://imgred.com/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Life_with_Louie_book.jpg

Phobia
03-08-2007, 07:46 PM
Pokey may not be the most attractive woman, but she looks a lot better than the former WBB coach at Washburn University. Her name?

Patty Dick.

She's third from the left.

Who is the dude in red?

Mile High Mania
03-08-2007, 07:53 PM
"Ooohhh Nooo - Its Gumby, dammit"

http://the_chlash.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/pokey.jpg

Ultra Peanut
03-08-2007, 07:55 PM
Who is the dude in red?Woody Paige.

sedated
03-08-2007, 08:02 PM
Who is the dude in red?

aren't they all dudes?

Ultra Peanut
03-08-2007, 08:23 PM
aren't they all dudes?I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR

Rain Man
03-08-2007, 08:30 PM
I just heard that they're replacing Pokey Chatman with Fisty McHazing. Sounds like a pretty solid choice.

WilliamTheIrish
03-08-2007, 08:41 PM
http://imgred.com/http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Life_with_Louie_book.jpg

I have no idea what your post means. Could you enlighten me?

Archie F. Swin
03-08-2007, 08:44 PM
Woody Paige.

ROFL

Braincase
03-08-2007, 08:46 PM
Who is the dude in red?

You should know. You were her first.

boogblaster
03-08-2007, 09:02 PM
Coaching has cum a long way ....

pikesome
03-08-2007, 09:08 PM
I just heard that they're replacing Pokey Chatman with Fisty McHazing. Sounds like a pretty solid choice.

ROFL :thumb: