Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green checked into St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center in Phoenix Tuesday. Green was taken to the hospital by Cardinals trainer John Omohundro, who noticed Green’s erratic behavior during Monday Night’s post-game press conference, after their 24-23 loss to the Bears.
“I became concerned for his mental health after I over heard him yelling at reporters,” said Omohundro. “It’s not like the reporters blew a 20-point fourth quarter lead.”
Omohundro followed Green from the press conference into the coach’s office where he witnessed Green throw items off his desk and scream at the top of his lungs. Omohundro decided it was time to take the Cards head coach to the heath center when he saw Green collapse to the ground crying.
“He called and fired offensive coordinator Keith Rowen, then threw the phone across the room,” said Omohundro. “After shouting, ‘I can’t take this anymore!’, he fell to the ground and curled into the fetal position and started shaking.”
St. Luke’s doctor Jason Greenwood believes the cause of coach’s mental collapse wasn’t created by the isolated incident versus the Bears, citing a late game gaff suffered approximately eight years ago.
“After taking a few tests, we believe it was a combination of Monday’s loss and the 1998 Championship Game overtime choke job Green suffered as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings,” Greenwood said. “We’re going to be very cautious with him. This poor guy has coached the Cardinals for the last two years.”