I'm watching an interesting program on the cable channel, A&E,
called "City Confidential". Right now it's profiling the city of
Lexington, Kentucky, and leading up to the investigation of the murder
of walkon-turned-starting offensive lineman Trent Digiuro in the early 1990's. Looks
interesting, they've interviewed former UK coach Bill Curry, and there
are lots of details about the city's athletics heritage, including
horseracing and of course, Kentucky hoops.
If you're a college football fan, this might be an interesting program for you, so be sure and check local listings to see more of it. Now, back to the TV.
Apparently Trent was murdered in a sniper style shooting, by the son of
a prominent Kentucky businessman who was blackballed from a fraternity
after revealing to one of Trent's friends an escapade with a sorority
girl who was in some sorority fundraising calendar.
Very confusing, yes. And a very petty motive. Trent merely stood up for his friend, and was killed for that conviction, it appears.
I found coach Curry's reactions quite sincere and humbling. He took the death quite hard, and ended up cleaning up some lingering blood from the porch where Trent was shot a few days after the event when stopping by to comfort Trent's roommates.
Curry now does some commentary for ESPN, mostly about coaching and SEC football.