Coach Gets Technical Foul for Heart Troubles
This has got to be one of the most absurd sports stories that I've read in a while. University of Houston head Basketball coach Tom Penders was called for a Technical foul after he colapsed during a game Saturday. The referees thought he was reacting to a foul called on one of his players. It soon became obvious that there was something wrong when he didn't get up. The refs refused to reverse the call even as Penders was given oxygen and carried off the court in a stretcher. What were they thinking? I don't know about any of you but I don't see very many coaches feigning Heart Attacks in protest of a call. As one my favorite sports radio hosts Jim Rome put it "if a guy goes Dick Cheney during a game, you can't hit him with a technical"
C-USA criticizes officials for foul against Penders