Memphis, TN (abc24.com) - A local basketball coach is out of jail, but facing a lifetime ban from a prominent basketball association, after the association said he lied about his criminal past.
William Rhodes bonded out of jail after being arrested on several charges including aggravated assault. According to court records, Rhodes is accused of hiding in the backseat of an ex-girlfriend's car, then firing shots into the ground as she ran away.
It wasn't his first arrest.
An active Twitter account in Rhodes' name, lists him as the head coach of the Memphis Select Boys Basketball organization. The Amateur Athletic Union said Rhodes should never been allowed to coach teens.
"Mr. Rhodes did fraudulently obtain a membership in May of 2011 while coaching for the Memphis Select organization," the AAU said in an email to abc24.com.
"As a result of obtaining his membership fraudulently, and having a felony conviction, Mr. Rhodes has been banned from participating in AAU events and membership for life," the e-mail stated.
"I'm never surprised with anything that has to do with summer basketball, it is a sketchy, sketchy system," said Gary Parrish, host of "the Gary Parrish Show" on ESPN 92.9FM.
"We tend to paint those guys with a broad brush even if it is unfair, like I said there is some good guys, as we see with this story, there is also some, in this case, legitimate criminals, felons." Parrish told abc24.com.
Rhodes could not be reached for comment.