July 20, 1990
Cleveland State basketball Coach Kevin Mackey was fired Thursday, six days after his arrest for alleged drunk driving. His lawyer, David Roth, said Mackey will soon begin treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at a center in Houston run by NBA player John Lucas. Mackey was arrested as he and a woman drove away from a reputed drug house. A urinalysis revealed that Mackey was drunk and had cocaine in his system, police said.
July 19, 1990 |
Cleveland State University fired basketball Coach Kevin Mackey today, two days after he admitted to a cocaine and alcohol problem. "I fired Kevin Mackey, but really he fired himself," university President John Flower said at a news conference. Flower said Mackey's behavior had "made a mockery" of ethical and moral standards. Mackey was arrested Friday night as he drove away from a reputed drug house. A urine test showed he had .
July 16, 1990 |
Cleveland State basketball Coach Kevin Mackey pleaded innocent today to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. Mackey, 43, appeared with his lawyer, David Roth, before Cleveland Municipal Judge Carl B. Stokes. Mackey made no comment during the arraignment or when confronted by reporters before and after the court appearance. Roth, however, said Mackey hopes to overcome a problem and stay on as the university's basketball coach.