New Berlin Coach In Trouble Again
NEW BERLIN - It's unknown what punishment New Berlin Eisenhower's football coach will face for a drunk driving arrest.
He apparently had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Authorities arrested varsity head coach Clint Grochowski for driving drunk one week after the team's 2007 football season ended the second round of the playoffs.
What's disturbing is…that was almost two months ago, and he apparently never told his school district's administration.
The Manitowoc County arrest report reveals Grochowski rolled his car into the median at 3:30 in the morning on his way back to the Milwaukee area from the Potawatomi Northern Lights Casino in northern Wisconsin.
Grochowski had a blood alcohol level of .12, more than twice the legal limit, according to court records.
Grochowski spent 12 hours in jail in Manitowoc County and his license is suspended. Right now the school is investigating the case and figuring what, if anything, should happen to him.
Grochowski was also in the middle of a controversy during a game last fall. He is the coach seen on video making physical contact with an opposing player on the sideline.
The New Berlin administration suspended Grochowski for two games for his role in that scuffle.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is disturbed by this case.
“We are upset any time it happens, but we hold certain people to a higher standard, and that would be community leaders and people who take care of our children,” MADD’s Kari Kinnard said. “We trust these people with our children, and we expect them to be making good choices.”
TODAY’S TMJ4 found that people who supported Grochowski during the shoving incident, still support him today.
“Until we have all the facts, we shouldn’t jump to any conclusions. He’s a good man, he has a successful program, he stresses body, intellect and character and the boys like him a lot,” Robin Peters said.
The problems may be just starting. The district office says they just learned about this arrest Friday morning. Decisions on what type of punishment will be handed down may come sometime next week.