Matt Kravchuk (Mugshot) Arrested After Stealing Two Beers at Phillies Game

Remember Matt Kravchuk?  For those who don’t, Kravchuk is the Holy Family University basketball player who was shoved and kicked by his former coach, John O’Connor.  Many consider Kravchuk a hero for coming forward and suing his coach after the incident occurred.  The video of the incident clearly showed O’Connor was in the wrong, and Kravchuk did the right thing in publicly scorning the coach.

This week, we aren’t feeling as bad for Kravchuk.  According to My Fox Philly, the 19-year-old was arrested at Citizens Bank Park Wednesday and charged with retail theft.  What did he steal, you ask?  Two bottles of beer from a concession stand.  I’m not even sure how one would go about that, but then again I have never been to Citizens Bank Park so I don’t know anything about their concession setup.  In any event, it was not the brightest idea Kravchuk has ever had.

The mugshot above, which Larry Brown Sports obtained from South Detectives in Philadelphia, features Kravchuk sporting the standard “my parents are going to kill me” look, don’t you think?  Pretty classic.

Holy Family University Coach John O’Connor Shoves, Kicks Player Matt Kravchuk (Video)

Bob Knight did some crazy things during his Hall of Fame career as a college basketball coach, but even he had limits. He may have tapped a player under the chin and thrown an occasional chair, but I can never remember him assaulting a player to the extent that John O’Connor assaulted Matt Kravchuk of his Holy Family University men’s basketball team.

Kravchuk, a sophomore, was participating in an intense 1-on-1 rebounding drill in late January when O’Connor lost his cool and shoved him over, causing him to hurt his wrist and drawing blood from his mouth.  O’Connor has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation, but after seeing Fox 29 in Philly’s exclusive footage of the incident it would be tough to imagine the coach not getting in serious trouble with the university and the law.  Check it out:

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