Russell Otis, the high school coach of Tyson Chandler and Tayshaun Prince, has been accused of trying to get one of his players to commit a sex act on him and attempting to steal $15,000 of Nike sponsorship money. He will now stand trial for these alleged acts next month.
Otis has already been acquitted once when accused of sodomizing another player in 2001. However, he continued to work at Compton Dominguez High School until the embezzlement was discovered; he was then placed on paid leave. As always, the lesson is this: you can be accused of molesting children as long as you win, but don’t you ever mess with Nike.