The Frank Solich Conspiracy Theory

Remember when former Nebraska and current Ohio football coach Frank Solich was arrest for an apparent DUI back in November?

Well — and take this with healthy dollops of sodium — apparently an email is circulating, allegedly from Frank's son-in-law Jon Dalton, that claims Solich was, in fact, drugged rather than drunk. Apparently, according to the email, Solich was slipped GHB at the bar where he was drinking.

Coach had a hair analysis test ran and it was confirmed that he was drugged, not intoxicated. The GHB levels in his system were extremely elevated, which caused him to "pass out" within 20 minutes of the drug entering his system. He has been working to have this information released to the public, but has not necessary gotten full support of the University President.

No reason is given as to why someone might dose Solich with the "date-rape drug," but that should be self-evident. Who hasn't wanted to drug a football coach right before he gets in a car? It's fun!

Full email after the jump.

I Hope He's Wrong [Heavy Soul]
Sleepless In Athens, Ohio [Deadspin]

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Okay, It has been some time since I last emailed most of you on this subject, and I have been cleared to share some information about an "Incident" that occurred with my father-in-law back in November. As most will probably recall, Coach Solich was picked up for "DUI", to which he was advised and pleaded "No Contest" on the first business following the incident. I also sent an email on this speculating that there was foul play.

Coach had a hair analysis test ran and it was confirmed that he was drugged, not intoxicated. The GHB levels in his system were extremely elevated, which caused him to "pass out" within 20 minutes of the drug entering his system. He has been working to have this information released to the public, but has not necessary gotten full support of the University President. The Athletic Director is beside himself, as is Frank, and well, most of the rest of us this close to the situation. The school is a notorious party school, frequently finding themselves in the TOP 5 party schools in the US, including the last 2 years that I am aware of. They have also recently had at least 3 Doctorial professors, presumably in their medical program that have been "busted" for distributing prescription drugs to be sold via non-legal means. Interestingly, the bartender at the establishment, is a hippy child, who happens to be the son of an Ohio University medical professor, that has access to this drug, GHB.

While I would be shocked if the local DA or University is willing to investigate any further that to find a way to NOT implicate the locals, particularly tenured instructors, the facts of this "incident" will eventually be released. It may come when Frank finally has had enough and goes public himself, on his way to a different opportunity, but he hopes it does not come to that.

It has been interesting trying to feed this information to Bobcat followers on the web. Folks back there don't seem to think it is even remotely possible, while others would "like to believe". Even the arresting is certain that Frank was the victim, based on recent conversations Frank has had with her, from what I hear. Feel free to inform anyone you might think would appreciate this information. The more that know the truth, the more likely the truth will be officially released. Incidentally, I have also seen, read, hear of pretty much all of the other "rumors" and can assure you that Cindy has no illegitimate brothers or sisters, there have NEVER been any affairs, no-one is getting a divorce or separated, and whatever else might be out there is just something only naive people would believe to be true.

Jon