Basketball coach charged with breach of peace
Nov. 26, 1997
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) _ Iowa women's basketball coach Angie Lee was arrested in front of Bradley International Airport Wednesday morning after bumping a state trooper.
The incident happened at 6 a.m., just hours after Lee's 20th-ranked Hawkeyes lost to No. 3 Connecticut 65-55 in Storrs.
The players were getting off a bus to take a plane to Iowa City, when an airport police officer asked them to speed things up, police said.
``The bus was in an area not designated for loading,'' said trooper Richard Alexandre, a state police spokesman.
Lee then became verbally abusive and a state trooper was called to the scene, police said.
While talking to Lee to determine what had happened and ``calm things down'' the coach bumped the trooper and was arrested, Alexandre said.
``It appears as though she attempted to push the trooper with her chest,'' he said.
Lee was released after posting a $250 bond, and rejoined her team.
She is due back in Enfield Superior Court on Dec. 9.