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Charlie Strong has ‘positive’ meeting with judge who rebuked him

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Charlie Strong met with the judge who rebuked him in court last week, and the meeting apparently went well.

Last week a judge in Tampa had harsh words for a University of South Florida player who was charged with sexual battery. The judge was also very critical of the program’s new head coach, Strong, because another one of the program’s players was recently involved in a road rage incident. She went after both with some very strong words.

Not too long after, another judge reached out and arranged a meeting. Strong went to the courthouse and met with Judge Margaret Taylor on Tuesday. The judge who set up the two, Chief Judge Ron Ficarrotta, said things went well.

“I think Coach Strong was able to educate Judge Taylor on some of the issues,” Ficarrotta said via the Tampa Bay Times. “It went very well.”

Part of the reason Judge Taylor came down so hard on Strong is because she’s a USF alum. She also may have been somewhat unfair to Strong, considering he had a reputation for being a great disciplinarian at Texas, and he just inherited the South Florida program. It’s good they worked things out.


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