Tuesday, November 28, 2006

More bad news for Miami Athletics.

Nothing else could to Miami, right?

From Si.com:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- The unarmed man shot to death by New York police
hours before his wedding was the nephew of Miami basketball coach Frank Haith.

Haith called the death of 23-year-old Sean Bell a "tremendous shock to me and
my family."

"Sean was a good kid who was looking forward to getting married and beginning
a new chapter in his life," Haith said in a statement. "Our family is
devastated, but I would prefer to wait until all the facts are known before
commenting further."

Bell was killed and two of his friends were wounded Saturday after his
bachelor party at a strip club in Queens. Suspecting one of the men had a gun,
police fired 50 shots at the group's vehicle. The men were unarmed.

Haith will attend Bell's funeral Friday, the school told The Miami Herald on
Monday night. Haith was expected to coach the team when it played at
Northwestern on Tuesday. He is scheduled to return to the team for its Atlantic
Coast Conference opener Sunday at home against Georgia Tech.

I am a diehard Hokie fan and I hate Miami, but even I feel horrible for the University. If the horrible season that triggered the firing of Larry Coker, the whole thing with Willie Cooper getting shot and Brandon Meriweather returning fire before the season and the tragic murder of Bryan Pata wasn't enough, now this. Come on, when is this going to end?

The most disturbing thing about this story is, the fact that the police "thought" they were armed so they fired 50 shots!!! I want to hear from these cops, I want to know what he did for those cops to fear for their lives. It went from one of the happiest moments for a family for a truely horrible time. My prayers to his family.

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