DeadSpin- Drake University’s head athletic trainer says he was fired in September after he peed into a tub, cleaned it, and told the athletic director.
Scott Kerr, who worked for the school for 31 years, said that he had a medical condition which required him to drink a lot of water and, in turn, pee a lot. On Aug. 29, the 61-year-old was alone cleaning a metal whirlpool when he needed to pee. Kerr’s attorney Jerry Crawford said that Kerr decided to pee in the tub since he wouldn’t make it to a bathroom, then scrubbed the tub with bleach to clean it.
Kerr later divulged what had happened to athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb—why he would share this with anyone if he cleaned up after himself is inexplicable—but not only did Clubb disapprove, she allegedly told Kerr that he should have peed himself instead, like she once did.
I am going to surprise people by saying this, but this is absolutely, without question a fireable offense. No, not the urinating down a communal drain a part. I don't care if this dude literally stepped over the toilet while spitting into it en route to pissing in the tub, and neither does George Constanza. Facts are facts and the exaggerated version of Larry David said it best, "pipes are pipes". I'm not afraid to pee in the shower nor am I ashamed to tell others that peeing in the shower - for whatever reason - actually feels more relieving than peeing in the object that's built specifically to dispose of human waste. The mistake this dude made wasn't letting it rip in someone else's bathroom and doing the most honorable job of cleaning it up that any man ever has. His mistake was telling someone about it.
Of course this dude got canned. He works in collegiate athletics and he can't even keep his own relatively innocuous secret? How the hell is he to be expected to stay quiet about every one of the university's shady business procedures happening behind closed doors? You think there's dudes at Baylor boasting about their shower stream? That would have gotten them terminated with the quickness considering all the things they had to keep on the D-est of L's. An athletic trainer with a weak bladder isn't a problem, but the same can't be said about an athletic trainer with a weak bladder and loose lips. Pissing in the tub is as common as an unspoken practice can be, but putting a voice to it is almost as taboo as shitting in the tub.