Sinclair resigns position

Sinclair resigns position

Matt Sinclair has resigned his position within the Illinois football program, Illinois coach Tim Beckman said Friday.
Sinclair, a former Illinois linebacker, was on Beckman’s staff this past season as an assistant director of player personnel and relations, a position he worked in for little more than seven months.
Sinclair helped with on-campus recruiting, along with coordinating alumni functions and communicating with high school coaches.
Sinclair was arrested Nov. 23 driving back from the Illinois football game at Purdue and charged Nov. 25 with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of weapons and one count of unlawful use of weapons.
He allegedly pointed an unloaded gun out a car window at a co-worker in jest. A woman traveling behind the car reported to police what she had seen, and Sinclair was arrested once he pulled off Interstate 74 at the Lincoln Avenue exit in Urbana.
The case is unresolved.
Beckman did not indicate when Sinclair resigned, but said the job opening was posted Monday. Sinclair was placed on administrative leave Nov. 26.
“It’s a shame that I don’t have Matt because I thought Matt did a great job,” Beckman said. “He has to be a little more mature, though.”

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Local Yocal wrote on March 01, 2014 at 1:03 pm
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It sure is a pending case. The big boys Beckett and Webber have challenged the charges on grounds of "constitutionality" and have asked the case be dismissed. Already one charge has been dropped.

How is waving a gun on the highway at friends for fun, and getting charged criminally for the behavior, "unconstitutional?"

Bwp 5P wrote on March 01, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Webber? Is that a local Attorney?

Local Yocal wrote on March 01, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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Yeah, he's local, expensive, and not to be confused with Weber, a basketball coach at Kansas State.