Some unfortunate career news for a beloved Kentucky Wildcat as the University of Evansville has fired Walter McCarty. McCarty of course upset his alma mater in Rupp Arena earlier this year, but some very serious allegations off the court were too much for Evansville to tolerate.
The university sent out this letter to the Evansville community from it president, Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. Here’s the part about the investigation into McCarty’s behavior:
As part of the ongoing inquiry, investigators have gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses, including Mr. McCarty. The investigation has uncovered persistent and troublesome facts regarding Mr. McCarty’s conduct, including attempts to improperly influence witnesses in the investigation. While the Title IX investigation will continue as required under our policies and by federal law, it has become abundantly clear that Mr. McCarty’s behavior violated the terms of his contract, making his continued employment untenable.
McCarty had been on administrative leave since late December. An Evansville native and local sports legend, McCarty coached only one full season for the Aces.
It’s a shame his historic win has been tarnished by some horrible decision-making.