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Joe Philbin's son accused of fleeing scene of accident

Allegedly caused wreck, left scene in taxi. Jason Butt

Print This June 24, 2014, 11:57 AM EST

Joe Philbin has had better days.

It's one thing when the team you coach screws up — which happened quite a bit a year ago on and off the field. But when your son allegedly causes a wreck and flees the scene, with the possibility of alcohol playing a role suddenly arises? Yeah, that's not good.

Philbin's son, Matthew Philbin, allegedly wrecked his car into another driven by 22-year-old Kristen Robinson in Austin, Texas in March, according to The Miami Herald. Philbin then allegedly asked Robinson and a witness to not call police, before hailing a cab and fleeing the area.

However, Philbin left behind his iPhone, wallet and military identification card. Texts on his phone from a friend hinted at the possibility that Philbin was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He is being charged with "failing to stop and render aid," according to the Herald's report.

This is definitely a bad look for the Philbin family, if true. On top of that, the same report states that Philbin's attorney called authorities and asked to halt the investigation since he is soon going to be promoted to captain in the military.

That's quite a disgusting and shameful thing for an attorney to ask following an accident where a young woman was reportedly injured. So it's great that the victim's family then called Philbin's military bosses to inform them of what happened after learning of that phone call.

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