FIU Football Players Stripped Down On A Family Beach; Coach Apologized
The Florida International University (FIU) Panthers zipped through a workout on Crandon Park Beach in Florida on Friday; you can see them in the pic above from linebacker Josh Glanton. After practice was over, some of the players decided to shower up and change clothes. In public.
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Miami-Dade Police responded to a call about males from the #FIU Football team showering without their swim trunks.
— Patrick Chalvire (@PatrickChalvire) July 19, 2013
Yep. Muscle memory probably took over. Practice-shower-change. But, since public beaches aren’t nude beaches, FIU football coach Ron Turner had to clean it up. Turner apologized via a hysterical press release from the university that would be a huge buzz item if it weren’t late on a summer Friday:
Statement from FIU Head Football Coach Ron Turner
Early this morning, our football team had a workout and a barbecue on Crandon Park Beach to conclude our summer conditioning program under the supervision of our strength and conditioning staff. Following the workout, some of our athletes went to rinse off at a designated public shower area and a few of them made a poor decision and changed their clothes in public. I want to apologize to the community and anyone who was at the beach this morning for this unfortunate incident. We are committed to helping our student athletes grow as gentleman while preparing them for their careers. We are looking into this incident, and if appropriate, will take disciplinary action.
Head Football Coach
FIU Players are perhaps just now starting to process the news:
— Jorgie Lorenzo (@JLorenzo_34) July 19, 2013