CARROLL KNEW USC ASST COACH WAS SERIAL DOG ABUSER: UCLA-friendly fan site BRUINS NATION digs up dirt this week on current USC running backs coach (and longtime former NFL player) Todd McNair.
B-N has this from a NEW YORK TIMES report in 1996: “Todd McNair, a Houston Oilers running back, was arrested Tuesday and charged with 81 offenses involving the mistreatment of 22 pit bulls being trained on his property for dogfights, the police said yesterday. Seventeen dogs were found tied to trees with chains, all had scars and many appeared malnourished, Lieut. Scott Goess of the East Greenwich police said. He described the condition of the dogs as ‘appalling.’”
The LOS ANGELES TIMES, hopelessly outflanked on the story, attempts to pick up the pieces by reporting today that “USC running backs coach Todd McNair, a former NFL player who is in his fourth season with the Trojans, was twice convicted on charges related to mistreatment of dogs in the 1990s, according to reports.”
The LAT’s notes that McNair also ran afoul of animal cruelty laws in Kansas City and Denver during his NFL playing days.
Pete Carroll, obviously unaware of the extent of McNair’s complete disregard for the proper treatment of defenseless dogs, said this of his running backs coach: “We looked into it to make sure we knew what happened. That was a long time ago.”
Say what? McNair needs to be fired. NOW.