Missouri basketball player Kalen Grimes was arrested this weekend for “striking a man in the face with the butt of a shotgun.” Here’s how the event unfolded…
The incident happened early Saturday and began when Grimes’ cousin, Ryan Fisher, and another man got into an argument over a woman at a Jack in the Box restaurant, Karabas said. The skirmish spilled over onto a Dairy Queen parking lot nearby.
Fisher called Grimes to inform him of the upcoming fight. Grimes and his shotgun drove to the restaurant. Upon arrival Grimes used the butt of his shotgun to give the opponent a cut to the forehead. Meanwhile…
Grimes’ brother, Michael, was struck in the head with a lug wrench. Police said no one was seriously hurt.
Grimes left the scene but was arrested minutes later by local police. Missouri Coach Mike Anderson has suspended the player indefinetly. I understand this story is pretty common place in college sports today but I think there are some serious questions within this incident that must be addressed:
- How do two restaurants make a profit within such a close proximity to each other?
- Shotgun vs. Lug wrench. Is that really a fair fight?
- Did Barry Bonds use steroids?
- Was the woman a cashier at Jack in the Box or the Blizzard girl at Dairy Queen?
- Doesn’t Grimes know he has to shoot someone with the shotgun to make front page news?
- If a man gets hit with a lug wrench and he isn’t a college athlete, does anyone care?
- What booster bought the car Grimes showed up in?
- Is the sirloin burger at the Jack in the Box worth fighting for?
- Is the designated hitter bad for baseball?
- How do the Dairy Queen people hold the blizzard upside down without the ice cream falling out?
No one is expected to have all the answers to such tough questions. Perhaps one day we will find the answers to such questions. Then as a society we can eliminate shotgun butts to the head and make the Dairy Queen parking lot safe for the entire family again.