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Terry Bowden: Former Auburn Coach Has Two Warrants Out For His Arrest

17 Oct 1998:  Head coach Terry Bowden of the Auburn Tigers looks on during a game against the Florida Gators at the Florida Field in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Tigers 24-3.
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2012

Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden is wanted by Georgiana Police on two warrants for unpaid tickets, according to WSFA.com.

Bowden did not make his court appearance on September 1 or pay the $537 in fees from the tickets. The two tickets are for speeding and having an improper tag.

WFSA has also reported that Bowden's license has not been reinstated since it was suspended back on October 27.

On December 28, Bowden was introduced as the head football coach at Akron University, his first Division 1 coaching job in 13 years.

This is a really poor way to begin his tenure at Akron, and Bowden should be ashamed of himself for refusing to pay his tickets or make the required court appearance.

As a leader of young men, he has set a poor example for his players to follow. As a man trying to prove he can still be a talented head coach in Division 1, Bowden's irresponsible decisions should really be a concern for Akron.

They are trying to move forward from a disappointing 1-11 season in which they were 0-8 in the MAC, and this troubling news is not going to help the program improve.

When he was introduced as Akron coach, Bowden said the following, via ESPN:

"There is a formula to be successful," Bowden said. "We will find it, find it in a hurry and compete in the MAC. You have to be a little bold in your presentation and get the players to invest in it. I believe I'm the right guy for the job, but it is not a one-man show."

He may think he's the right man for the job, but with this latest news, Bowden has some explaining to do. Akron must re-evaluate whether Bowden is the right man for their football program, because his actions are inexcusable.

You cannot have your head coach being in trouble with the law, that's not the role model young men need in order to mature into good adults and football players.

 

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