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Lou Holtz caught carrying Crown Royal bottle at RNC

By
Alex Butler

CLEVELAND, July 19 (UPI) -- His May 2 endorsement of Donald Trump might have been an indication of his desire to attend Monday's Republican National Convention, but it was slightly shocking to see Lou Holtz wielding a bottle of Crown Royal at the event.

The legendary Notre Dame football coach announced his support for the Republican presidential nominee in a video a day before the Indiana primary. Trump tweeted the video of Holtz pledging his support. Trump has also receiving praise from former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight, among other sports legends.

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"The main reason I'm endorsing him, I've played on his golf course, I've stayed in his hotel," Holtz said in the video. "He does nothing but go first-class in everything. He wants this country to be first-class, as well."

ABC News White House reporter John R. Parkinson took the photo of Holtz carrying the Crown Royal purple bag.

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Holtz left his job as an ESPN analyst last year. He held a 249-132-7 record as a college football coach for Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas and Minnesota. He won the 1988 national title at Notre Dame. In one season as New York Jets head coach, Holtz held a 3-10 record.

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