Coach Fired For Defending His Team

Remember the high school girls basketball team that, after beating the other team 100-0, made a public apology about their win? Yesterday, Micah Grimes, the school coach, was fired for his statements to the press.

Grimes disagreed with the headmaster's dismissal of the game as "shameful" and "embarrassing." Grimes, who was criticized for letting the game get "so far out of hand," responded to the headmaster's statements by emailing USA TODAY. Grimes said: "I do not agree with the apology or the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel embarrassed or ashamed. We played the game as it was meant to be played. My values and my beliefs would not allow me to run up the score on any opponent, and it would not allow me to apologize for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity." Although there is no "mercy" rule in girls basketball, some argue that a "golden rule" should have applied in this case. [USA TODAY]