Auriemma Forced To Leave Pro-Am Due To Heat-Related Issues

UConn coach Geno Auriemma was forced to leave the Travelers Pro-Am today on the 13th hole after being overcome by heat-related ailments. He was carried off the course on a cart and taken to a medial tent where he was treated and released.

One tournament official said that Auriemma was also experiencing problems with his back. Auriemma was ultimately seen getting into his car, which was being driven by his son, Michael.

“When I saw Geno go down I was a little worried,’’ said WWE Superstar Booker T, who was a member of Auriemma’s foursome for the event. “I was a little dehydrated out there myself. I think it was heat exhaustion. He was hitting the ball great too. And I think that might have been his problem. He was hitting it too good.

“He just dropped off. He sat down and that was the last of it. We didn’t see him anymore after that. The EMTs checked on him and I guess they told him that it was best for him to get out of here.’’