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Sunday, 08 September 2013 15:04
Bill Durkin
Bowling Green State University assistant football coach Bill Durkin returned to his duties on Sunday, following an unpaid, seven-day administrative leave.
Durkin was disciplined following charges of operating a vehicle under the influence, and a subsequent citation in an unrelated incident for driving with a suspended license.
According to the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Durkin, 42, was arrested by a trooper at Interstate 75 and East Wooster Street at 2:54 a.m. on Aug. 24 for operating a vehicle while under the influence, and a marked lanes violation.
Durkin was later involved in an injury accident at 11:20 a.m. the same day.
According to the OSP, Durkin was northbound on Hull Prairie Road when his vehicle was struck by Eleanor Bebo who was driving eastbound on Five Point Road. Bebo had reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign of the intersection. Bebo was cited for failure to yield and was at fault in the accident.
Durkin was cited for driving under suspension as a result of the OVI arrest earlier in the day.
Durkin appeared in Bowling Green Municipal Court on Wednesday, and had his cases continued until this Friday.
Under the disciplinary agreement for Durkin’s continued employment:
• He will be immediately terminated for any additional criminal violations for alcohol or drug use;
• He must provide documentation to BGSU that he is permitted by the state to operate a motor vehicle in connection with his coaching duties;
• He must never have more than six points on his driving record over a rolling three-year period;
• He must make two presentations on alcohol and drug awareness to student-athletes and athletic department staff.
In addition, Durkin’s salary will be frozen for the next year. He is ineligible for a raise or any bonuses.
In a press release, it was stated that BGSU, athletics director Chris Kingston, and head football coach Dave Clawson — ‘‘Will have no further comment on this disciplinary matter.”
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 11:51

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