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Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:09 am
Edited on: May 25, 2011 1:10 am
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

West Virginia is looking into an "alleged incident" involving offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen. According to a report in the Charleston Daily Mail, Holgorsen had to be escorted out of the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort by security early in the morning of May 18th.

Multiple sources told the Charleston Daily Mail Holgorsen was removed from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort after 3 a.m. May 18. Holgorsen had been at a Mountaineer Athletic Club function earlier in the day in Logan before spending the evening at the casino with other university representatives.

In a statement released late Tuesday night, Michael Fragale, the assistant athletic director for communications, said, "Athletic director Oliver Luck and head coach Bill Stewart have been made aware of the alleged incident. Once they have all the facts, they will deal with it appropriately."

According to police reports, local police received a call at 3:13 AM saying that a "white male" was "refusing to cooperate with the casino's management." Whatever the problem was, representatives from West Virginia who were at the casino with Holgorsen then intervened, and Holgorsen was then removed from the casino. Also according to the report, the entire incident -- whatever it was -- was caught on the casino's video surveillance.

Holgorsen was not arrested and it's believed he was released under the supervision of his fellow West Virginia representatives.

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Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:52 am
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

Granted WV is a small market state, but this casino is no small operation.  It is an expansion from a greyhound racetrack, and has 1200 slot machines, a variety of blackjack, craps, roulette & other table games, and 24 poker tables, along with an adjacent hotel.  This place is not exactly Vegas at it's finest; more along the lines of the old strip.  Keep laughing, because your stereotypical response is way off the mark.

I guess you were the guy who never laughed at sarcasism and ruined the mood when you were young.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

Well, Nitro, if it becomes a pattern, yes it could be a problem.  However, in this case - he was in town for an alumni event.  Spring practice is over.  It is a dead period for recruiting.  Summer school has not yet begun.  Fall practice has not yet begun.  He is not, at this point the head coach.  Some might feel being at a casino at 3 AM looks bad.  I don't.  All it took was for one bartender to refuse to serve him. End of the story.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

I am certain there is nothing in DH's contract saying that he is not permitted to be in a casino or that he is not allowed to be out at 3:00 AM.  No arrest.  No problem.  No story. 

Yes SMURPH, there was no arrest.  He was merely escorted from the bar at 3:00 am.  But I would not go so far as to say "no problem".  I hope this is an isolated incident.  If there is a steady stream of this type of behavior, Holgorsen's time in Morgantown will not go smoothly.  A lot of people have a problem with this incident as they expect a head coach (or one in waiting) to lead by example.  How often have we heard coaches preach that nothing good comes from being out after midnight?  This sets a poor example to the players.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

This sounds like one of those hole in the wall bingo places with slot machines lmao.

Granted WV is a small market state, but this casino is no small operation.  It is an expansion from a greyhound racetrack, and has 1200 slot machines, a variety of blackjack, craps, roulette & other table games, and 24 poker tables, along with an adjacent hotel.  This place is not exactly Vegas at it's finest; more along the lines of the old strip.  Keep laughing, because your stereotypical response is way off the mark.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

MJBX, stupid post.  I am certain there is nothing in DH's contract saying that he is not permitted to be in a casino or that he is not allowed to be out at 3:00 AM.  No arrest.  No problem.  No story.  He tossed away his career?  Really?  What planet are you from?



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

A man named Dana in a casino called Mardi Gras casino. Guys something is seriously wrong with that sentence.

This sounds like one of those hole in the wall bingo places with slot machines lmao.



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

Typical West Virginia



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 11:53 am
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

MJBX said:

Unfreakingbelievable.  Did Holgorsen just throw away the head coaching job that he is supposed to inherit in less than a year?

Who's going to get that job now?  I can't imagine they'd let Stewart stay on as head coach after this year, but then again I couldn't imagine a guy who's about to become a head football coach at a major program tossing his career away by getting into an incident in a seedy casino at 3 a.m.


You're kinda jumping the gun a little bit, don't you think? 



Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 11:12 am
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

Why heck, who hasnt been thrown out of a casino? My question is why the h e double hockey sticks is there a casino in WEST VIRGINIA?



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 9:42 am
 

Report: Holgorsen finds trouble at casino

There was rumors at Oklahoma State that he had been ask to party outside of the city of Stillwater so he would not draw all the attention!  Man needs a 12 step program before his career goes down the tubes.


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