Posted by
Message
AHM21
Atlanta Braves Fan
Too close to Auburn
Member since Feb 2008
15639 posts

Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years



LINK

quote:

Assistant strength and conditioning coach Josh Chapman is facing his second DUI charge since he’s worked for the University of Alabama football team.

Chapman, 30, was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail Saturday morning, according to jail records. Further information wasn’t immediately available.

He was arrested in 2017 after Tuscaloosa Police officers found him passed out in his vehicle at the intersection of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard North and University Boulevard at 3 a.m. on a Sunday.

Chapman, a Birmingham native who went to Hoover High School, played college football at UA from 2007-11. He played nose tackle on two national championship teams.


pvilleguru
Atlanta United Fan
Member since Jun 2009
50912 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
What a dumbass.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
111
coachcrisp
Alabama Fan
pensacola, fl
Member since Jun 2012
17169 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
I'm afraid he's done in Tuscaloosa.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
80
jatebe
Alabama Fan
Queen of Links
Member since Oct 2008
15463 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
He needs help. But he needs to be gone from Alabama.


Cobrasize
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jun 2013
34119 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

He needs help. But he needs to be gone from Alabama.

I agree with this


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
41
3down10
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2014
3407 posts
 Online 

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

But he needs to be gone from Alabama.


Don't think you can legally do that anymore, but maybe in Alabama you still can.

He gets no sympathy from me.
This post was edited on 7/6 at 12:06 pm


stomp
Alabama Fan
Bama
Member since Nov 2014
2227 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
Smh


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
14&Counting
Hawaii Fan
Manhattan Beach, CA
Member since Jul 2012
20102 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years



Damn dude....get an Uber


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
70
Globetrotter747
Member since Sep 2017
653 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

Don't think you can legally do that anymore, but maybe in Alabama you still can.


You can't fire someone for multiple DUI's?


3down10
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2014
3407 posts
 Online 

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

You can't fire someone for multiple DUI's?


It's because of the Americans with Disabilities act. Basically, he can claim he is an alcoholic and will be seeking treatment/rehab for it.

If he does rehab etc and he had another incident, he could be fired.

He can be suspended, removed from current duties and given others while he seeks treatment etc.


SR SponsorSR Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Ted2010
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2010
16483 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
Sounds like he needs to step down and get help.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Gongora
Alabama Fan
Member since Feb 2015
564 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

Chapman, 30


Damn that makes me feel old. Hope he gets the help he needs.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
armytide373
Alabama Fan
Member since May 2009
3428 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

It's because of the Americans with Disabilities act
what? I've never heard of that.

It's a crime. He is a representative of the University and his arrest/personal behavior affects the image of the University.

Easy option to let someone go today for a second offense given all of the options available and negativity associated with DUI/DWI and addiction.

20 years ago, most professions and jobs didn't care what you did in your free time so long as it didn't affect your work performance. In the social media age, those employees are tied to those companies in much more influential ways, as negative press reflects poorly on the company much more rapidly and widespread.

The majority of Army brigades have DUI/DWI policies in place now that initiate seperation from service as soon as a servicemember fails a drug test or receives a DUI charge. The final disposition of the case from any potential plea deals is not a factor, much less is any concern for addiction as a disease or "disability."


MoarKilometers
Florida Atlantic Fan
Member since Apr 2015
6157 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

It's because of the Americans with Disabilities act. Basically, he can claim he is an alcoholic and will be seeking treatment/rehab for it.

If he does rehab etc and he had another incident, he could be fired.

He can be suspended, removed from current duties and given others while he seeks treatment etc.

Let's check our staff and see if this is true... nope, sark was in fact fired from USC and lost his wrongful termination lawsuit.


Shaft Williams
Alabama Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2010
2734 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
Chapman needs to step away from football altogether and go to treatment. I hope he's admitting he has a substance abuse problem. Prayers up for him.


Canyon16
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2017
624 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
Repeated poor decision = Processed.
Take care big fellow.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
21
JustGetItRight
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2012
10668 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

It's because of the Americans with Disabilities act. Basically, he can claim he is an alcoholic and will be seeking treatment/rehab for it.



Not after the fact.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Evolved Simian
Alabama Fan
In a van by the river
Member since Sep 2010
14564 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

Let's check our staff and see if this is true... nope, sark was in fact fired from USC and lost his wrongful termination lawsuit.




Sark was drunk at "work" on multiple occasions (daily, in fact), on the practice field, in team meetings, and representing the university at promotional functions. His termination was easily defensible in court based on his failure to perform his job. Plus, he had already been through rehab.

The two situations are not remotely similar.
This post was edited on 7/7 at 7:21 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
31
Evolved Simian
Alabama Fan
In a van by the river
Member since Sep 2010
14564 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

The majority of Army brigades have DUI/DWI policies in place now that initiate seperation from service as soon as a servicemember fails a drug test or receives a DUI charge. The final disposition of the case from any potential plea deals is not a factor, much less is any concern for addiction as a disease or "disability."



That's the Army, and it's far from the real world in terms of employment.

Unless his ability to maintain a clean driving record is a condition of his employment, a decent company handles this through treatment and their health plan. Typically he'd be placed on leave and go through a mandated rehab before termination is a consideration. If they already did this two years ago, then he could very likely be terminated.
This post was edited on 7/7 at 7:19 am


armytide373
Alabama Fan
Member since May 2009
3428 posts

re: Assistant UA strength coach Josh Chapman charged with DUI for second time in two years
quote:

Unless his ability to maintain a clean driving record is a condition of his employment, a decent company handles this through treatment and their health plan


You are conflating the issue of alcoholism with criminal behavior.

Firing someone for the use of alcohol on their personal time would be an issue. Firing someone for being arrested for repeat criminal behavior (driving impaired) would be justifiable in almost any case, especially if it affects the public perception of the employer, damages its ability to achieve its mission, or runs counter to its published values. Even if he is under contract and not an at will employee, the current situation no doubt meets any termination criteria for cause.

To your other point, having worked extensively in both arenas, the DoD and it's very large civilian workforce are not truly that different from corporate America in terms of HR bureaucracy for separations. Just as in the example above, Soldiers are not chaptered out for legal alcohol abuse that doesn't affect work performance. They may be command referred to substance abuse treatment. The issue is the DUI, not the alcohol.

As I said, this is his second DUI while employed by UA, and it should be an easy decision to part ways given his history and the backlash the incident has caused. Whether or not UA provided some sort or treatment after the first incident, which I cannot imagine was not a condition of his remaining employed then, is irrelevant. His continued criminal behavior that places others at risk should be a fireable offense on its own merits; not his possible addiction issues.

All that said, truly glad it was simply a DUI with no other incident to worsen the situation for him or others. If he has alcohol issues, I hope he gets help and it sticks. If he has poor decision making issues with the occasional use of alcohol, I hope it finally wakes him up. Either way, wish him the best in moving past it positively.
This post was edited on 7/7 at 8:19 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
32
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow SECRant for SEC Football News
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates on SEC Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitter