The basketball team from Ole Miss is in Cincinnati tonight to play Louisville, apparently because neither Oxford nor Louisville could muster up a venue with the level of suck that Cincinnati exudes without any effort at all. Anyway, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has ties to the area; it was he who took over the program at Cincinnati when Bob Huggins was removed by the administration. Kennedy seized the opportunity to get back to his roots by finding the nearest cab driver and punching him in the face.
Cincinnati Police say 40 year old Andy Kennedy punched 25 year old cab driver Jiddou [Ed’s note: Jiddou!]Mohammed Ould in the face with a closed fist while shouting racial slurs. The assault happened in the 500 block of Walnut Street in Downtown Cincinnati at 1 a.m. The police report states that there was an unrelated witness who saw the incident.
Kennedy was charged with misdemeanor assault (it’s not a felony in Cincinnati unless the victim’s a white guy apparently. And then the police asked him, “What Jiddou that for?” Probably because he kept driving toward Mecca. That’s just a guess, actually.