01.16.09 9 years ago 41 Comments

Ole Miss finds its way back into discussion today, and if you had “wife of basketball coach sues cabbie for loss of consortium after cabbie was allegedly punched in the face by said coach” in the newsmaker pool, please come forward and claim your prize.

[Andy] Kennedy’s wife [not pictured] sued that cab driver and a valet driver who backed his claims to police and the media, saying their accusations had harmed the couple’s personal relationship, including their sex life.

Kennedy, who was in Cincinnati as the head coach for the University of Mississippi, was charged Dec. 18 with misdemeanor assault after police said he punched cabbie Mohamed Jiddou while shouting racial slurs at him after leaving a downtown bar.

The basketball coach sued Jiddou [Jiddou! –Ed.] and valet Michael Strother for defamation the day after his arrest, and Kimber Kennedy filed a lack of consortium suit Dec. 22 against the pair. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Friday on the assault charge, which Kennedy has emphatically denied.

I always thought punching a cab driver in the face was like their secret handshake. But really, it takes some nerve to file a suit that exposes such a potentially embarrassing aspect of her personal life. I’m sure she called her mother after the fact, and her mother was all, “What Jiddou that for?”

Sometimes the jokes are just for me. See a pic of the sexually frustrated couple after the jump.

[Friends Of The Program via WLWT]

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