Friday, December 19, 2008

Assault? Why Jiddou That?

Both stories have leaked on the Andy Kennedy/cabbie altercation and both lead to the same conclusion: Andy Kennedy takes a horrible mugshot. With that being settled, it is now up to the judicial system to decide if any physical or verbal abuse took place. Mohamed Moctar Ould Jiddou, the cabdriver (most likely of Middle Eastern descent, but who am I to assume? Could be Iowa?), claims that Coach Kennedy punched him in the left cheek after calling him "Osama" and "Saddam Huessein." Jiddou says that he refused to transport Kennedy and his staff after the coaches tried to squeeze five into the four passenger vehicle. According to Jiddou (a well-known seatbelt advocate), Kennedy grew angry at the refusal and this led to the opening of the can of whoop ass. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports has the Ole Miss side of the story. You be the judge. Would MMOJ make up such a tall tale? There's no way that he recognized Kennedy as he entered the cab. I couldn't pick Kennedy out of a crowd at an Afrika Bambaataa concert. But, Kennedy has four witnesses, Ole Miss money, and the red, the white, and the blue.

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