Ferris State football coach Tony Annese has been suspended because his players smoked a cigar in the locker room
How many times have we noticed football players sitting in the locker room with a cigar in their mouth?
I mean we have seen photos of Joe Burrow, Alabama players and have even read reports of cops threatening to arrest players for smoking in the locker room after their teams won the National Championship.
Well, I guess it is different for Division 2 football, because the NCAA has suspended Tony Annese one game after a pair of his players lit a cigar in the locker room after their National Championship victory last season.
The crazy thing is Annese is suspended for the teams next post season game he’d be eligible to coach, which is crazy.
Players are normally permitted to smoke cigars in the locker room following games, but the Division II Championship Game was being hosted at McKinney ISD Stadium in Texas. Like many high schools throughout the nation, the school has a strict no-tobacco policy on campus.
In addition to the suspension, Ferris State had to pay restitution to the McKinney Independent School District in the amount of $15,383 for cleaning and repair expenses as a result of the cigar smoking. The school was also fined $2,500.
According to Football Scoop, Ferris State players celebrated their first national title win in 2021 by smoking cigars in the locker room after the game. The NCAA reportedly warned them not to commit the act again.