Suspension could be forthcoming for Polk


According to athletics director Larry Templeton, Ron Polk could be suspended for his actions that resulted in three-straight ejections during this past weekend’s series at Kentucky.

The trifecta is fitting for Lexington. You know, that horse racing thing.

First, Templeton said, SEC commissioner Mike Slive could levy the suspension (sportsmanship rule). If that doesn’t happen, then Templeton himself could suspend Polk.

Slive is currently in San Antonio for the Final Four and wasn’t available for comment. And while the SEC office is well aware of what happened, a decision may not be made until Wednesday.

Templeton has asked for a complete report regarding all three incidents, but he hasn’t yet received the findings.

What concerned him the most was the Sunday fiasco, where both Polk and Kentucky coach John Cohen were tossed on the same play after the home-plate umpire botched a call (called a pitch a strike and allowed the UK runner to advance to first on HBP). Rules say if it’s a called strike, it can’t be a HBP. You’d think the umpire would have known that.

“I think there’s blame on all sides for that one,” Templeton said.

He added there will not be a fine handed down.

For the series, Polk was available for just 10 of the 27 innings.


10 Responses to “Suspension could be forthcoming for Polk”

  1. rebelnate Says:

    He and Templeton may have it worked out that he would act out at Kentucky so Templeton could suspend for the remainder of the season and not have to quit.

  2. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Ha. Not likely.

  3. rebelnate Says:

    Just sayin……………

  4. cpdawg Says:

    Good, I wish Byrne would just force Polk to step dow and let Raffo coach the rest of the season. And then go out and hire a proven HC

  5. South Panola Dawg Says:

    Polk wanted to get tossed this weekend to set up Raffo vs. Cohen. He had a legit argument Sunday, but you’ve been tossed from the first 2 games already. You gotta understand your team needs you coaching, not sitting in the visitor’s locker room smoking a cigar. His ego is way, way out of control. He thinks he’s bigger than the program and it’s his God-given right to be able to name his SECOND successor. It’s time for he and Byrne to have a “come to Jesus” meeting. Byrne needs to sit him down and tell him, with apologies to Croom: “Ron, be good or Raffo’s gone (from consideration).” Since naming Raffo coach is all he cares about anymore, you threaten Raffo’s candidacy to control Polk. Then hire a proven HC after the season. (Hopefully Cohen).

  6. bigdraws Says:

    Man, I hate to do it, but once again I’m agreeing with SPD. Getting harder and harder to defend this regime.

  7. thespear Says:

    Polk needs to quit……………………..
    better yet he is probably hoping to get ejected, Byrne.

  8. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    What a group of unfaithful and complaing fans!! Get out and support the coach and the Dawgs.

  9. bigdraws Says:

    I go to a lot of games JB. That’s why I reserve the right to bitch.

  10. nashdawg Says:

    I think Coach Polk and “knock-it-out” Jon wanted to chat about the pending skipper job at State!

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