Auto racing: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch (pictured above) has built his career on being arrogant, daring and brash while racing the heck out of a stock car. Fans don’t call him “Rowdy” and boo him for nothing.
But on Friday, a different Busch met the media for the first time since NASCAR, his Joe Gibbs Racing team, and his main sponsor, M&M’s, lowered the boom on the driver for intentionally wrecking a rival a week ago.
This Busch was contrite, subdued and respectful as he sat next to Gibbs, the NFL Hall of Fame coach, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. “I’m utmost apologetic,” Busch said.
Busch, 26, also acknowledged that he briefly feared for his job but that Gibbs stood by him.
Los Angeles Times
NCAA punishes OU for 3 years
Men’s basketball: Oklahoma has been put on three years’ probation and fined $15,000 by the NCAA for major violations in its men’s basketball program.
The NCAA Division I infractions committee also vacated all 13 wins from Oklahoma’s 2009-10 season, took away a scholarship and limited recruiting efforts, but did not label the school a “repeat violator” vulnerable to more severe penalties.
The violations occurred while the Sooners were still on probation for major rules violations involving recruiting phone calls by former coach Kelvin Sampson (once with WSU).