LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Alumnus won’t donate after Guidry situation

Lee R. Eppinger

I am:

A 1971 graduate of Western Kentucky University

A lifetime member of the Alumni Association

A member of the President’s Circle

A member of the Cupola Society

A member of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, and basketball season ticket holder

A purchaser of a brick at Diddle Park

A member of the Diddle Arena Inner Circle

Currently in the middle of a generous 5-year pledge for the construction of the Alumni Center

I love and support my University. But I WILL NOT SEND WESTERN ANOTHER DIME, if this coddling of Lance Guidry, a serial DUI offender is allowed to stand.  We have just seen recently at Penn State what happens when protecting the brand, and the institution becomes more important than doing the right thing. According to the people sitting next to me at the game last night this is Mr. Guidry’s third DUI. Do you see a pattern here? I do.

You have a coach who is preparing his players to face the No. 1 football team in the country and he goes out and gets shit faced 12 hours before the game. However, AD Ross Bjork and Coach Willie Taggart do not even suspend him? The time for zero tolerance has passed. You administrators do what you think you need to do, and I will do what I know I need to do.

I am halting all of my contributions to Western Kentucky University.

Lee R. Eppinger

Hendersonville, Tenn.