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After Arrest, Former Wildcat Gerad Parker Loses Coaching Job


Parker as a GA in the 07-08 season.

Parker as a GA in the 07-08 season.

Gerad Parker had multiple coaching opportunities after his stint as Purdue’s interim head coach expired, but a Tuesday night arrest has sidelined for the former Lawrence County and UK wide receiver.

Parker was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in West Lafayette.  Parker was driving the wrong way down a one-way street when he was stopped by police.

Following his departure from Purdue, Parker was set to link up with former colleague Joker Phillips at Cincinnati as the school’s running back coach.  The Bearcats hired him a month ago, but he resigned on Friday to coach wide receivers at East Carolina.  Before the hire was made official, Parker was arrested.  Now East Carolina will not let Parker become a member of the coaching staff.

Parker's mugshot from Fox 59.

Parker’s mugshot from Fox 59.

Parker apologized on Twitter — “I’m sorry to all my fiends and family.  Thanks to all that have reached out and shown support.” — but that Tweet has since been deleted.

Article written by Nick Roush

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