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Boston Pop Warner youth football coach arrested on drug and weapons charges, but otherwise he’s cool

Oct 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT


His name is Shane McCarthy, and his game is youth football — he’s a coach with the Cambridge Pop Warner youth football program. Oh, and his game is also allegedly machine guns and drug distribution. The Cambridge Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit served search warrants on McCarthy’s residence on Oct. 11 and say that they found more than helmets and Gatorade.

During the search, police discovered a Cobray 11, 9 millimeter machine gun with a “fire suppressor,” two cartridges loaded with 9 millimeter bullets, 1.8 ounces of marijuana, $81 in cash, a digital scale and plastic baggies.

I assume that a fire suppressor is the same as a sound suppressor, which is designed “to withstand intense combat use without loosening or suffering heat damage.” And that’s so important in today’s world of youth sports.

Anyway, the president of Cambridge Pop Warner says that McCarthy passed a background check.

Diane Aiguier, president of Cambridge Pop Warner, confirmed that McCarthy was a coach for Cambridge Pop Warner and released an email statement.

“Upon learning of the allegations, he was dismissed from the program,” Aiguier wrote. “[McCarthy] was subject to a CORI check prior to starting the season as all Cambridge Pop Warner volunteers are.”

If your screening process fails to flag Al Capone, perhaps it should be tweaked.

  1. cur68 - Oct 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    “$81″? Really? Was it in coins inside a ceramic pig?

  2. captainstabbins - Oct 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    He is a drug dealer but just not a really good one….