Fired Coach Suddenly Takes Interest In Equality

It’s hardly a controversial stand to say that we at SPORTSbyBROOKS do not in any way support prejudice or discrimination on the basis of gender, race, creed, or what-have-you, but we’ll say it anyway. While many college sports fans dislike Title IX for requiring equal scholarships and opportunities for women’s sports, we’ve generally been supportive - yes, it sucks that men’s water polo suffers at the hands of women’s field hockey, but men had it pretty good for thousands of years; the loss of a couple non-revenue sports isn’t the end of the world.

Hooters Women Protest

(Pic sort of related.)

But unfortunately, Title IX also gives our already litigious society just that many more opportunities to exercise their lawsuit-happy ways. It’s the gender version of the race card, and a high school coach in Indiana has decided to throw it in a big, stupid way.

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Druggie Tarpley Sues NBA Under Disabilities Act

Roy Tarpley is the classic example of a sports superstar who spectacularly crashed & burned. He was a really good player for the Dallas Mavericks in the late ’80s, only to let drugs & alcohol destroy his career. His substance abuse was so bad that the NBA banned him twice from the league, the second time for life.

Roy Tarpley

After suffering such a mighty blow to your livelihood, there are two ways to approach the situation. You can take responsibility for your own destructive actions, admit it’s your own fault you can never play pro basketball again, and try to sober up & stay clean for your remaining years. Or you can sue the Mavs & the NBA for not letting you play again.

And guess which lane Roy decided to drive down?

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