So I was reading the list of athletes, coaches, community activists and other sports figures on Mayor Bill Foster’s newfangled “Sports Alliance” and it really is a Who’s Who of the Tampa Bay community…Fred McGriff…Gary Sheffield…Dan Wheldon…Winky Wright…Jim Leavitt…
Whoa! Jim Leavitt. Ex-football coach of the USF Bulls Jim Leavitt? Disgraced former football coach of the USF Bulls Jim Leavitt? Fired for striking a player Jim Leavitt? The “the most powerful man in the building” Jim Leavitt? Lied to investigators Jim Leavitt? Suing the university Jim Leavitt? Read the full report of this incident — and Leavitt’s deceitful actions afterward — here.
This is who Bill Foster names to his Sports Alliance, described as “some of Tampa Bay’s greatest sports heroes and community leaders.”
I bet you Joel Miller, the sophomore Leavitt grabbed by the throat and hit twice in the face during halftime, doesn’t think Leavitt is much of a hero.
Mayor Foster needs to quietly ask fired, disgraced, investigated, lying, punching Jim Leavitt to step down from this board.