Thursday, 04 August 2011
Butch Davis never seemed to recognize that the blood in the water was always his own.
His bosses and supporters never seemed to recognize that, no matter how many lawyers you hire, neither the laws of physics nor the laws of scandal are magically suspended at the Chapel Hill city limits.
The laws of scandal, always the same whether involving sports figures, politicians or celebrities, run something like this: As long as blood is in the water, sharks will keep circling; the only way to stop the sharks is to stop the bleeding, or get out of the water.
Davis couldn't or wouldn't stop the bleeding because he never provided a full accounting of what he knew about the improprieties surrounding his football program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.