Mr. Harbaugh Goes to Washington (again)

Submitted by crg on June 9th, 2017 at 7:57 AM
Just read on MLive about JH going back to DC to deliver statements to a congressional hearing about providing legal services to low income individuals. I think it's great that he has the inclination (and somehow the time and energy) to be active in civic issues while stil managing the duties of a full time head coach (and doing better than most of his peers at that). Kudos. http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2017/06/jim_harbaugh_to_speak…

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

June 9th, 2017 at 8:58 AM ^

Birthing calves, participating in Congressional hearings....the man is redefining the role of "coach" in some rather unique ways, thus ensuring that the SEC will try to push legislation to prevent him from doing so outside of a very narrow window of time and only if it is partly cloudy on a Tuesday or something along these lines. 

PopeLando

June 9th, 2017 at 9:40 AM ^

SEC has already accused him oh using the trip as another Satellite Camp, looking for an unfair recruiting advantage towards congressmen's children.

The NCAA has passed a rule forbidding Congressional testimony. Also, they forbid legal aid to low income families. Unfair recruiting advantage

L'Carpetron Do…

June 9th, 2017 at 11:12 AM ^

This is an issue all coaches and programs -especially ones in the SEC -  should be in favor of: good, cheap lawyers for when their players get in trouble!

( I know that sounded flippant but access to adequate legal representation is a serious problem in this country and my girlfriend actually works for a group that provides legal services to clients who can't afford them)

LLG

June 9th, 2017 at 10:50 AM ^

Does anyone know why he became interested in this?  It may be just that he read about it and is being an active citizen, but any other reason?  

I know that he says his 2005 DUI "made me a better counselor."  Maybe that got him interested?