Millen’s campaign website is rife with vague promises to clean up Memphis’s streets for his “All American Family” of voters, while his e-mail newsletter makes towards odd threats against Georgetown, former basketball coach John Thompson Jr., and the NCAA.
“I will show how the NCAA sided with Georgetown University and just allowed them to violate the law and no help came for Kevin Millen, this is something that needs to be haulted and the NCAA needs to put under Federal Investigation for violating the laws,” Millen wrote in an e-mail published by Deadspin. “I do not why the entire world scared to death of Georgetown University.”
While Vox doesn’t recall Millen’s his dismal 2.3 point per game average from 1991 to 1995, his off-court legal troubles are plenty memorable. In 1999, Millen was sentenced to two years’ probation in 1999 for stalking John Thompson Jr., making “more than 30 threatening phone calls to the university’s athletic office,” and ignoring a 1998 court order that barred him from Georgetown’s campus.
And in 2002, according to Washington City Paper, Millen assaulted a police officer after once again violating court orders by entering Georgetown’s campus to find out information about enrolling in graduate school.
At the time, WCP‘s Dave McKenna wrote, “Millen…has been in and out of D.C. jail cells due to what even an amateur psychologist could diagnose as a self-destructive obsession with Georgetown and the people at the university who somehow let him down.”
According to D.C. Superior Court documents, Millen attempted to seal his criminal records in early 2008 during the same time he applied to become the Athletic Director at Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Millen’s competition for the Congressional seat, which has been held by Democrats for more than a decade, includes incumbent Steve Cohen, who Millen described as someone with “[N]o clue on what to do either. His quotes shows his ignorance … Basically, this person was for self and not the people he employed or the greatest citizens in the world. Do you want a person to get on Capital Hill and just quit?”
Tennessee’s 9th District primaries will be held on August 5.