Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware missed a court appearance from a reckless driving charge according to WHAS11 in Louisville. Here are the details:
WHAS11 obtained a citation that shows Ware is accused of driving 95 miles per hour in Barren County after 11:00 p.m. on October 26, 2013. Police said this happened in a work zone with a marked speed limit of 55 miles per hour on southbound I-65. The officer wrote in the citation that he trailed Ware for half a mile and “paced” the vehicle at 95 miles per hour. Ware is also charged with reckless driving.
When Head Coach Rick Pitino was asked about the incident, his statement was curious:
Coach Rick Pitino said Monday when asked by WHAS11’s Adam Lefkoe, “I was not aware and that is his business. That has nothing to do with basketball. Parking tickets, speeding tickets, I don’t encourage getting either one and I’ll talk to him about it. It’s the first of my knowledge of it. Why he missed the date I have no idea. I’m not concerned. I’m concerned about…obviously, I don’t want anybody speeding, I don’t want anybody getting parking tickets, I don’t want anyone losing their lunch pass. I’m sure you’re concerned about it, I’m not. He shouldn’t be speeding, first of all, but that’s something he has to address and if he gets his license suspended, he’s going to do a lot of walking.”
Coach basically said “I don’t have time to deal with speeding tickets because we are trying to win.” I’m not mad at him for being honest though. Also, it looks like Kevin Ware might not be the angel UL made him out to be.
Just go pay your fine and be done with it.