Jason Peter Would Like To Spit In Lou Holtz's Face

Friday, July 11, 2008

I love when athletes hold certain grudges against harmless media people. It's even funnier when that person is the crazy, and usually random, Lou Holtz. Ex-NFLer Jason Peter has a bit of a grudge against Lou and he's pulling no punches in his new book. From the South Bend Tribune via The Wiz of Odds....

Twelve years after he last paced the Notre Dame sideline, former Irish coach Lou Holtz still tends to inspire strong feelings in the people whose lives he crossed, even momentarily.

That list certainly includes former University of Nebraska football star turned author Jason Peter, who saves some of the strongest profanity-laced vitriol in his new book "Hero of the Underground," for Holtz.

"I still wouldn't turn down the opportunity to spit in Lou Holtz's (bleeping) face," Peter writes in the book, which hit bookshelves on July 8. "Each Saturday in the fall when Holtz makes his jovial, dumb ... remarks on ESPN, I hope he knows that there's at least one family on the other side of the screen, the Peter family, that knows what a -- -- -- he really is."
The reason for the grudge stems from Lou Holtz not ever calling Peter's brother after the ND recruit suffered a broken neck in a freak pool accident. The bother, Damien, even attended Notre Dame and was ignored by coaches and teammates. He recovered and then transfered to Nebraska. Everything turned out good for Damien, but that doesn't mean that Jason is okay with it....
"My fingers start to tense up and I get that feeling through my body, even after all these years have passed, when I see him on TV," Jason Peter said in a phone interview Thursday. "When I hear people talking about him, something goes off in my head. I carry so much anger over that and I don't know what it would take or if there's anything that can be done to make it OK.

"Out of the entire book, with all the stories that are in there, all the different phases of my life, the toughest chapter for me to write and for me to read is the part about Damian breaking his neck and the fact that Holtz never called him."
That's some hate right there. I also really wonder what (blank)(blank)(blank) actually is. If anyone has any guesses feel free to leave them in the comments, but I'm going with "Stupid Dummy Head".

Author scorns Holtz (South Bend Tribune)
Reporters' Notebooks (The Wizard of Odds)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:15 PM


Wow. Sounds like Lou didn't handle things as well as he should have, but this guy has some serious pent-up hatred that he needs to let go of. That sort of anger is not healthy, and it's pretty sad.

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Lou was probably too busy changing his player's grades to pick up the phone. Wow is right though, Peter is freaking nuts.

GMoney said...
Jul 11, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

stinky fish face?


Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

i am reading the book right now...and Lou handled the situation poorly. its an interesting read about a drug addict/football player..i recommend it. the best part about reading a book from a guy like this is that he doesn't care what he writes so you get interesting stories like this one about Lou Holtz, he isn't afraid to step on anyones toes.

Alex Cole said...
Jul 11, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

Why would anybody care or let alone buy a book from this fucking rapist. Seriously, who green lighted this book? He's an abortion that should have happened. Boo Hoo, my brother didn't get a call. Here is a bit of the class Christian Peter has (Wikipedia)

Most infamously, he raped Kathy Redmond, a freshman from Littleton, Colorado; two times in two days--the second with two of his teammates watching. Redmond didn't tell anyone about it until after her freshman year. Her father confronted an assistant coach about it, but Peter was never charged. This inaction led Redmond to file a Title IX suit against Nebraska in 1995; the suit was settled two years later for $50,000, as well as. Former coach Tom Osborne has since apologized to Redmond.[3]

1000steps said...
Jul 11, 2008, 6:05:00 PM  

Off topic, AA, but this Newsday correction resembles everything wrong with the newspaper industry.

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2008, 6:33:00 PM  

The writer may be morally challenged, but Holtz is one of the all - time hypocrites in my book. I still remember when ND won on a last - second play, and Holtz said that "God wanted ND to win." What an insufferable, narcissistic jackass.

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2008, 6:38:00 PM  

Jay - this is JASON Peter we're talking about, not Christian. Get it right.

Anonymous said...
Jul 11, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

i bet some of those words were used frequently on DEADWOOD.

odessasteps said...
Jul 12, 2008, 12:37:00 AM  

If true, then Holtz did handle it very poorly (understatement). However, I've met Holtz casually a couple of times and he seems to be a genuine guy and a decent person.

Mal said...
Jul 12, 2008, 11:18:00 AM  

I've never met Holtz, but I feel the same way Peter does every fall Saturday when he butchers the english language and spits all over the camera man.

Anonymous said...
Jul 12, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

Assuming that this guy's story is the whole story seems a little strange to me.

Anonymous said...
Jul 22, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

Gee...can you imagine how many more BLANKS would fill Jason Peter's book if Holtz was actually a jerk about that whole broken back thing?

For instance, what if Damien resented Notre Dame so badly that he didn't decide to attend the school after Holtz failed to call him? There would be about 30-40 more BLANKS for that.

And what if Holtz did what most other coaches would do -- and withdrew Damien's scholarship after he broke his back before coming to Notre Dame? 70-100 more BLANKS for that.

What a total jerk Holtz was for not calling the kid and simply letting him attend Notre Dame on a full scholarship! The kid is totally worthless as a football prospect and Holtz gives him a scholarship anyway...and the kid takes the scholarship...and Jason Peter is ballistic more than a decade later because Holtz didn't make a phone call?!? I hate BLANK BLANK Jason Peter for being so BLANK BLANK BLANK and making me want to scratch my eyes out after reading his BLANK BLANK twisted and distorted concept of outrage.

Hey, you can hate on Holtz for any number of things but giving a kid a full scholarship when he'd have been left high and dry...that's just not one of the things that rates anywhere on my laundry list of reasons to hate Holtz. And considering Damien freely chose to enroll at Notre Dame, I'll bet it's not high up on his list either. But Jason...well, he's got to sell his book, so he's just glad that Holtz is there for him to hate on and invent some controversy that gets his book some attention.

If you get right down to it, Jason Peter probably loves Holtz more than any of us -- as Holtz has never done squat to help us make a dollar. I'll go on hating Holtz for my trivial and immature reasons...but Jason Peter, he needs to totally kiss Holtz' BLANK right now for making his book relevant.

Anonymous said...
Jul 22, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Holtz was like a father figure and admired mentor to the Peter clan...He should have picked up the fucken phone and checked up on his player...That he didnt makes him a prick.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

i cant believe you guys are standing up for this - - -.
Anyone would feel the same.
they also didnt include the part about HALL OF FAME head coach DR. Tom Osborne visiting damian 3 times and calling him often.
get your - straight buddy.

Anonymous said...
Dec 8, 2008, 3:57:00 PM  

Everything the Columbine killers hated about athletes can be summed up by the behavior of the Peter brothers.

Anonymous said...
Jan 2, 2010, 1:55:00 PM  

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