- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 31, 2010
- 3 Comments
- Peter Vermes
Time for a serious talk. I’m not a fan of having to read about things like this or even talk about it as folks who drive drunk and get caught need to face the music about how serious of an offense that really is. Well one of the guys we talk about on here in Major League Soccer apparently recently got caught for that offense. The Kansas City Star reported last last night that Kansas City Wizards coach Peter Vermes was charged with a DUI on August 24.
He was released after posting a $750 bail that night according to the article. He will have a date in court later this year in November.
The club, the league and Vermes have yet to comment on the DUI charge.
I’d have to think that the league will have to come down on Vermes for this in some form of punishment. Its only fair to I believe as like I mentioned above this is a pretty serious offense. For a team that is starting to come together at the right time like the Wizards are it will be very interesting to see what happens to the club once this news really starts to spread and catch on. I’m sure the club will back their coach and do whatever it is necessary to keep the mojo going.
As for Vermes he needs to own up to this and apologize right away to get this behind him. No need to drag this on for a little while and hurt his club (not to mention his family). People make mistakes but owning up to them in a timely manner does help.
What form of punishment do you think Vermes should get for this from the league? Should the league and Wizards stay out of it?