Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Teens accused of writing racial slurs on home of college coach must meet with him

On Tuesday, a pair of teens were ordered to meet Louis Orr, men's basketball coach at Bowling Green State University, for allegedly drawing a swastika and writing the words "white power" in chalk at the coach's home.

Wood County Juvenile Court Judge David Woessner summoned Orr to meet with the teens per the request of the prosecutor's office. The outcome of the meeting may play a role in how the case is resolved, said Woessner.

The teens are due back in court on Feb. 14 for disposition of the charges the face. These charges include delinquency in connection with ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief.

Orr, who is African-American, first called police after his wife discovered the markings in mid-October.

Orr has compiled a 60-66 record since taking the coaching reins at BGSU in April 2007. The 54-year old was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2009 after guiding the Falcons to a MAC regular season title.

Via Toledo Blade

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