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UK assistant coach arrested on assault charges

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According to LEX 18, Kentucky basketball’s assistant strength and conditioning coach, Brian Shorter, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with assault and wanton endangerment after an altercation with his wife. The bizarre incident happened in their home on Russell Springs, where the victim claims Shorter locked her in the garage with no heat and then returned 40 minutes later to throw water on her. She then escaped to a nearby hotel and called police.

A statement from UK Athletics said, “We’re aware of the situation and we’re gathering information.”

[LEX 18]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

85 Comments for UK assistant coach arrested on assault charges



  1. L
    1:17 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Wow.



  2. Just saying
    1:17 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Fire this dude please. We don’t need the distraction.



  3. UH OHHH
    1:18 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Hope it isn’t true, but if it is he has to be let go. Someone who would do something like this is a low life and UK doesn’t want that associated with our programs. I heard U of L is hiring a strength coach though, I would assume he will be the top choice.



  4. Gabe
    1:20 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Bitch! You need ta cool down!!



  5. Brian Shorter
    1:23 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    What? She needed to cool off…



  6. Assault?
    1:24 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Obviously if this is true, it is a crime, and a particularly stupid one. It’s also quite degrading to his wife, and again, if true, this man should be ashamed of himself and fired. But I’m confused by the assault charges. None of what he allegedly did sounds like the definition of assault



    • Kige is the [email protected]
      1:37 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Kentucky Revised Statutes 508.030 defines assault in the 4th degree as “intentionally or wantonly causing physical injury to another person.” I’m sure the argument can be made that pouring water on a woman in that context could cause physical injury.



    • Jomani
      2:21 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Assault is the “threat” of imminent violence, so he gave her cause to believe she would be harmed. Battery is the actual act of violence



    • Assault?
      2:25 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah, you could probably make that argument. Then, though, I personally think you would have to go into what temperature the water was. If he just threw some room temperature water on her, I would say the “intentionally or wantonly causing physical injury” argument should fly. Boiling or freezing cold though? I could see that. I wouldn’t be surprised to ultimately see this charge get bargained down though.



    • knoffs73
      2:56 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      If you leave someone in an unheated garage in this weather for 40 minutes, and then throw water on them, it’s going to cause pain regardless if the water is hot or cold. That’s why it is assault.



    • Assault?
      3:05 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Jomani- Read the Kentucky Revised Statutes. What you’re talking about is not assault according to those statutes.



  7. Hoover
    1:26 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    man, that’s cold!



  8. Weezy
    1:27 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    All these ladies want us to make it rain, but one brother uses actual water and he in jail. SMH.



    • Patrick_Wren
      9:02 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      LOL! Mine brethren you are coo-coo for Co-Co Puffs!



  9. Yodnick
    1:28 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    What is with all anti-UK stories?



  10. BigBlueWildcat1
    1:28 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Jefra Bland, former Miss Kentucky from Cambellsville will be on the upcoming season of Survivor!



  11. Tom Jurich
    1:30 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Helllllll yea!!!!!!!!! tell him and his Balding Fro to get up to Louisville. I can already tell he is a changed man.



  12. stevem
    1:30 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Low life scum bag



  13. Dez Claxton
    1:30 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Man gots to put his ho in her place



  14. Snoopy
    1:33 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    If the bi**h can’t swim, she bound to drizzown…



    • lets slow down
      2:55 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      have to admit that I laughed at that one.

      classic song.



  15. Kristen Geil's Abs
    1:34 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Unlike UL, this guy will lose his job.



    • UK fan
      1:49 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Idk, we have a certain assistant coach who has 1-2-3-4 DUI’s. I don’t think cal will let him go..



    • NotAUKFan
      1:53 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Troll, go back to card Chronicle. Cal will not keep someone who assaulted a woman on the team. Your AD will keep a baby killer tho



    • UKfanforlife
      2:32 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      To UK fan. Read the article. This guy is a trainor for the baseball team. Nothing to do with Coach Cal or the BB team.



    • DH
      2:46 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      UKfanforlife, reread the article. It says he is the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the basketball team, dude.



  16. cracka
    1:34 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    that’s strange, I’ve never seen or heard of this guy



  17. bluebloodtoo
    1:40 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    This is sad news. Really bad decisions on his part, and if the wife doesn’t leave him immediately – also on her part. ‘roid rage?



  18. Uptown
    1:41 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    It’s getting harder and harder for us to make fun of Louisville. I find this discouraging.



    • Hater
      7:54 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t let these sorts of stories get ya down, man. Remember, this guy is/was employed by the Big Blue. Therefore, he didn’t really do it.



  19. UK fan
    1:46 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Cheating on your wife > beating your wife



    • NotAUKFan
      1:54 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t see where he beat her. What he did is terrible, but so is killing a baby like your coach paid to do



  20. cristoforouk
    1:46 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD!



  21. gottodoit
    1:52 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Some of these postings are sickening.



  22. me thinks
    1:55 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    me thinks that this Shorter fellow will have a job for another 30 seconds…give or take.

    and we will all be better for it.



  23. John CaliPari
    1:55 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Just another day in the life of a #BBN member. Don’t all UK fans do this to their own wives? Hypocrites. You just let us coach and don’t worry about our off-court activities.



  24. mc
    1:57 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Hope Barnhart fies this clown. There is no reason for a fool like this to represent the Commonwealth! We are no better than UL if this guy is retained.



  25. UK fan
    2:02 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    We should be ashamed. We have basketball players kicking homeless people, committing rape, throwing xbox’s at their girlfriend. Football players selling drugs and getting suspended left and right. While we try to make fun of UofL for coaches cheating on their wives? Oh yeah, I forgot about richie farmer too. SMH



    • Kristen Geil's Abs
      2:17 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Saddest of all is a UL fan posting on a UK blog. Keep giving that money to Matt Jones.



    • Jatt Monez
      2:52 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      ^^ Matt Jones doesn’t get money just because people visit the site. There’s a little thing called conversion you should aware yourself on you hick.



    • The real deal
      4:03 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Jatt Monez, how simple minded of you. Matt Jones’ entire career, radio job, TV gigs, etc. are all based on the number of site visits. He didn’t get his salary based on some conversion ratio. Also, “aware yourself on”, is that even english?



  26. Jomani
    2:24 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    This is disgusting. Hope he rots



  27. Bradley
    2:28 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Everyone relax. It had to be cold in the garage. How do we know it wasn’t hot water he threw on her. Let’s take chill pill. Quit being so cold hearted and assuming he did it. Let’s take a step back and let cooler heads prevail.



    • UK fan
      2:35 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      totally agree. We should only overreact if it was a UL coach or if a 16 year old kid says something we dont like on twitter. #WeAreUK



  28. UK fan
    2:32 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Too bad this wasn’t a UL coach. Now all we have to do is down play it and act like it never happend. Just like the anthony davis naked spanking video..



    • Rockfield, KY
      2:35 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Can imagine what would’ve happened if his wife’s father had stolen his hair brush? He’d have to go all Preston Knowles on his a$$.



    • UK fan
      2:43 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Can you imagine what would happen if he left his kids around micheal porter?



    • chief_cat
      5:14 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Downplay it huh? Sure, like this story never saw the light of day on KSR.

      Obviously KSR is a site frequented by UK fans who want to hear good news about their favorite team and hate to hear the bad news. But when bad news is out there, KSR is typically pretty good about reporting it. (See both this story and the ticket scam stories reported today as examples.)

      Of course KSR is also frequented by trolls who like to pretend to like UK while complaining about the program, the leadership, the players and the fans alike, while extolling the supposed virtues of some other program.

      You are either naive, a selective reader, or – most likely – fall into that second type of reader. But, hey, thanks for stopping by.



  29. Rockfield, KY
    2:33 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    If his wife’s family is anything like mine, he is safer right now in police custody. Otherwise he’d be drinking his meals the rest of his life from his electric wheelchair.



    • Do whut?
      4:55 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Do you really think that’s an equivalent offense or that it leaves you in an ethically superior position?



    • Rockfield, KY
      10:17 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Please do give me a lesson in ethics on this sports blog. I’m enthralled and intrigued by your superior intelligence and compassion.



  30. GeneralRobertMontgomeryKnight
    2:36 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    She deserved it. I would have thrown a chair at her. She should have not been cutting classes.



  31. selena nomez
    2:41 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    him and beebs were going 2 hard last night… i told em enough slow down on the reefer… but justins a boss the little white 110 pound new rick ross …



  32. Jatt Monez
    2:46 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Matt Jones is the biggest hypocrite in the world. He utterly dragged Chane Behanen and Kevin Ware through the mud for getting a ticket and smoking some weed…. Yet Richie farmer, that UK player who molested little kids, and now this coach who abuses his wife all get a pass.



    • UK fan
      2:51 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t forget liggins beating his girlfriend with an xbox, terrence jones stomping on homeless people and basically being suspended for selling/using drugs..



    • DH
      2:51 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      How have any of them gotten a pass?? All have had posts about them on this site. Same as Chane and Kevin. I’ve never heard Matt or anybody else on KSR excuse Richie or Porter for their actions.



    • DH
      2:53 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Why are you so concerned with a UK fansite, anyway? Ironic how UL fans come to a UK site and complain that they are known as “little brother”



    • UK fan
      2:54 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      *football team was suspended for selling/using drugs..



    • Bryant Gumbel
      2:55 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      What do you mean get a pass? I’ve read stories on Farmer and Porter on KSR. This story is obviously being reported on KSR. What more do you want?



    • Jatt Monez
      3:02 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      @DH There is a big difference between having a post reporting the news, and the way Matt Jones skewered Kevin Ware and Chane Behanen. Non-stop harrasment of “thugs”, “mongoloids”, and other insinuations that they were basically the scum of the earth. Yet when Richie Farmer got convicted all Matt Jones basically said is “This guy was my hero growing up, but justice is justice”. For this UK coach I bet he will merely pass it off as “sad news for the UK program”.



    • PhilUK18
      4:18 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Jatt- Are you seriously so stupid that you’re surprised when a man famous for hosting a UK fan radio show and running a UK fan website shows a little bias towards UK? If it bothers you so much, don’t read it, don’t listen to it. Christ, you Cards are so stupid. And again, saying “justice is justice” is not giving the guy a pass, it’s admitting that Farmer did something wrong and deserves to get punished. Did they not teach you anything at Jefferson County Community College?



    • theSkinny81
      4:25 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Jatt Monez, you silly ass kid: You do realize that Tom Jurich is your AD right? He sure didn’t downplay anything ol’ Ricky Three Stacks and Bobby Petrino did, huh? Riiiight.

      “Aware yourself on dat” or whatever the f*ck you tried to say.

      It’s been stated numerous times on here the disappointment that TJones, Richie, and he who shall not be named had brought to the university and fans. You’d think you’d know this too, as much as you cite the radio show and website. Selective memory, I guess. Weed and video games all day will do that to ya.



  33. lets slow down
    2:52 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Before CATS fans put Lemaster on a stake, or in a barrel over the Falls, lets slow down a little bit.

    Obviously, there is a distinct possibility that he was acting corruptly and intentionally “con”ing people by selling bad tickets. If this is the case, then yeah, his reputation will be crushed (as it should be!).

    That said, the way print-at-home tickets are created and used now, it is very easy to make an honest mistake. I deal in the ticket business 24/7 (not UK stuff, but concerts and pro sports teams). A person has to really be organized and detail-centric to not make an honest mistake nowadays. Though I’ve never sent someone doubled tickets, there are times where I’ve come close and caught it at the last minute.

    Based on common sense, if a person were going to print 4 sets of tickets (same 4 seats) to a game, wouldn’t you do this for a marquee game like UofL (cheapest lower level seat was $450 on stubhub) or Florida, when you could really make handsome amount of money? Doing this is usually a 1-time show, ESPECIALLY if you are using your real nam in the process. That said, you would not do his for Texas A&M in the middle of a snowstorm unless you were a real dummy.. (Those tickets were at or below face value on gameday.)

    I’m not saying the guy isn’t a jerk, but he’d have to be real idiot to use that kind of low-demand game (Texas A&M) as his chance to make money on a scam. (Essentially, a person doing this knows they can only get away with it once before you get sniffed out.)

    As an aside…who knows if it was really Preston LeMaster. I’m a die-hard UK fan who couldn’t pick the kid out of a lineup (when he was on the team, let alone now). Heck, when I was at UK…I knew of a guy who somewhat-kinda-not-really looked like Ryan Hogan, but he used to tell that to girls and they’d hook up with him. Team could be on the road and the girls would still be all over him, not putting it together.

    Who knows, maybe its some white kid just telling people he used to play for the Cats to gain there trust.

    Just some things to think about….



    • Just saying
      7:31 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Cool story bro



  34. lets slow down
    2:53 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    sorry, I was on wrong post. my bad.



  35. UK fan
    3:11 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    If this was a UL coach matt would have 3-4 posts up about it already. His twitter would be full of UofL bashing tweets. We as a fan base need to own up to being no better than anyone else. We are the most cheating program in the history of college BB, our coach has 2 vacated final fours. Our former players are embarrassing to the program and the entire football team is drug addicts.



    • Plenty
      3:37 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      The difference is UK will kick this guy to the curb, UL would not. Farmer, porter, liggins, jones, and the football players in trouble all got posts written on them. None were at UK when it happened either besides the football players. Most of the football player were released from the team, also. Strickland had 1 DUI while at UK, and wasn’t allowed back until he went through that Lucas program and has had no issues since. When petrino leaves you all after 2 years like we all know he will, let’s see how much you’re trolling on this site. People at western are saying he isn’t the changed man he says he is, he’s still the same tail chasing creep.



  36. Billy Ray
    3:16 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    But…but….Petrino had and affair.



    • Tha Truff
      3:19 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Lolololol..



    • Rick Pitino
      4:27 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah!



    • Chane Behanananan
      4:31 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      {pauses from impregnating highschool girl} Heheheh, word….



  37. Samuel L.
    3:29 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Black Snake Moan ?



    • Wizard in the TALL hat !
      10:42 am January 25, 2014 Permalink

      ==== White Snake ….. Groan ! ====



  38. Jatt Monez
    4:03 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    My name is Jatt Monez. I don’t have much of a life so I go to the website of a team I hate and write ignorant things just to get a rise out of people. That makes me a really lousy human being but I am ok with that. You see I am a hater. I just love to hate. It makes me happy to hate. As you can tell, I have no social skills and seldom if ever have a date. I just sit at home and try to think up things to say that will irritate people who are just trying to enjoy their team. Do you think I have mental problems for thinking this way?



    • theSkinny81
      4:29 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      In his defense, “Jatt Monez” is only like 11 or 12 years old.

      I mean, kids are idiots; kids that age are the worst.



    • Jatt Monez
      6:24 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      If I’m childish and immature for leaving abrasive but true comments on an UK site, then what does that make Matt Jones and KSR who can’t go a single day without creating a new POST on here dedicated to bashing UofL?

      Hypocrites.



  39. Plenty
    6:04 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Why is this even news? He didn’t beat her, and you can’t lock someone in the garage. Sounds to me like she was being crazy for 40 minutes beating on the door so he threw water on her so she would leave. What if he found out she was cheating? She would deserve to be thrown out in that case. Everyone knows bitches be crazy.



    • Bradley
      6:48 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I’m curious how you get locked in a garage as well. Unless the garage door won’t/can’t open, I’m not real sure how it’s even possible.



    • SeoulCat
      9:57 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Amen. People are jumping to conclusions. Two sides to every story.



  40. Coach Carl's size 48 slacks
    7:00 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    A wise man once said it’s better to vacate one motorcycle than two final fours…



  41. Richie's Cell Mate
    7:10 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Da man tole his wife to leave him alone until he finished up WCS’s new neck ink. She wouldn’t listen, so he “iced” her in the gay-rage.

    Quite a bevy of MENSA members you guys have on the UK payroll there, Mitch. You stay classy, Cat fans.



  42. Capt
    7:17 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure this guy doesn’t live in russell springs. I do. Small town. We would know.



  43. Even Steven
    8:02 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Dude just needs to do a Skype call with the troops, and all will be forgiven.



  44. KyMoonShinerBBN
    2:10 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    What a jacka55.



  45. Colin
    5:04 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    I know mug shots are not made to be flattering…but this guy looks like a real psychotic!