I’m not sure where Ole Miss’ head hoops coach ranks on a list of the state of Mississippi’s highest paid educators, but it might not be a stretch to assume he’ll be earning far less in the future, as the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Sharon Coolidge explains.

Former University of Cincinnati head basketball coach Andy Kennedy, now head coach at Mississippi, was arrested this morning on a charge of assault, accused of attacking a taxi driver and hurling racial slurs at the man, according to police and court records.

Also arrested was William Armstrong, the director of operations at Mississippi, on a charge of disorderly conduct, reports show.

The men are in town for the SEC/Big East invitational at U.S. Bank Arena. Mississippi plays No. 8 Louisville tonight.

Reports state Armstrong, 31, was drunk and thrown out of the Lodge Bar downtown early this morning.

After that, he and Kennedy got a cab. A report says Armstrong taunted the driver œin which his conduct was likely to cause a violent response.

A separate report says Kennedy œwas the aggressor and punched the driver, Mohammed Ould Jiddou. During the attack Kennedy used œracial slurs.

Police say a person standing nearby witnessed the assault and that Armstrong was so intoxicated he refused to calm down when asked and requested that he be taken to jail.