Ole Miss Coach Arrested For Assaulting Cab Driver

Andy Kennedy has made a newsworthy return to the city of Cincinnati. The former Bearcats basketball coach is back in town to lead his Ole Miss Rebels in action against Louisville tonight.

Andy Kennedy Ole Miss coach

(Coach Kennedy, undoubtedly shouting something about a man’s mother and a camel)

Then again, he might not. There’s a tiny little matter of Andy allegedly assaulting a cab driver, all while spewing forth racial slurs at the cabbie.

WKRC-TV reports that Kennedy was brought in early this morning for going after Mohammed Ould Jiddou, both physically & verbally. Police say the 40-year-old coach punched the the 25-year-old Jiddou in the face, while shouting unpleaseant things about the cabbie’s ancestry.

The assault happened in the 500 block of Walnut Street in Downtown Cincinnati at 1 a.m.  The police report states that there was an unrelated witness who saw the incident.

Kennedy is charged with misdemeanor assault.  He has a court appearance set for 12:30 today but he will not have to appear if an attorney makes an appearance and enters a written plea on his behalf.

Hard to believe anyone living in Mississippi could be so racially insensitive.

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