In what sounds like one of the most stereotypical headlines in reporting history, and in a piece of news that only seems normal following the UGA AD being caught red pantied, former (as in last year) Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from a New Jersey Mall. What was he stealing, you might ask? A $1,400 men’s satchel. A man bag. A purse. A murse, if you will. Look, even if his lawyer is telling the truth, and it’s all a misunderstanding, the cat’s out of the bag. Bobby Gonzalez carries a Man Purse. Good luck living that one down. Especially for a coach that was known for his brash and aggressive personality.
Gonzalez was viewed at the point of his hiring as a program rebuilder. He had taken Manhattan to four twenty win seasons – as well as the NCAA twice in seven years – on top of winning his conferences coach of the year award twice. Similar to Gillispie though, Gonzalez was fired for off the court issues as much as on, as both he and his players couldn’t stay out of the negative light. It seems as though the man’s troubles continue.
So let that be a lesson for Billy Clyde, if not the rest of us. You can get fired from your job, you may get passed up by the likes of Houston (and lord knows I did,) but at least you haven’t been caught trying to steal a purse from a New Jersey mall.