07.24.08 10 years ago 22 Comments

Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City mayor Rudy, is suing Duke University because he claims he was unjustly kicked off the — wait for it… waaaait — golf team.  Giuliani's alleged misdeeds:

The coach said Giuliani "flipped his putter a few feet to his golf bag" and drove fast while leaving a golf course parking lot, according to the lawsuit. Giuliani also was accused of playing a team football game harder than the other players liked and of being disrespectful to a trainer.

GASP!  How gauche!  That hot-tempered wild card probably doesn't extend his pinkie while drinking tea, either. 

But Giuliani says that conduct wasn't grounds for dismissal. Instead, he said, the allegations were fabricated during the coach's "rush to shrink the size of the men's golf team. … The termination of Andrew's eligibility would mean less competition for the few spots available," the lawsuit says.

Last season, when there were 14 players on the Blue Devils men's golf team, Giuliani was among the nine players who competed in only one or two tournaments. The team's top five golfers competed in at least nine tournaments. Giuliani's best finish was a tie for 36th at the Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Ill. His season competition average was 74.5, good for 12th best on the team.

Yeah, I can't believe he got dropped from the team.  I mean, don't they know who his father is? 

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