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‘Administrative leave’ for Bowling Green OL coach popped for DUI

Bill Durkin

See, it’s not just players who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

When Bowling Green took to the field Thursday night for its season opener against Tulsa, it did so without offensive line coach Bill Durkin on the sidelines.  The reason for that, the Toledo Blade reported Saturday, is that the assistant was charged very early last Saturday morning by the Ohio Highway Patrol with driving under the influence and a marked lane violation.

The arrest occurred at 2:54 a.m. local time.  Unfortunately for Durkin, though, his troubles didn’t end there.

Less than nine hours later, the vehicle the coach was driving was broadsided by a woman who failed to yield at a stop sign.  While Durkin was not at fault for the accident, he was nonetheless charged with driving under suspension, which stemmed from his DUI arrest hours earlier.

As a result of Durkin’s vehicular escapades, the school placed him on administrative leave.

This will be Durkin’s fourth year with the Falcons.  The BGSU job was his first at the FBS level.

(Photo credit: Bowling Green athletics)

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