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Ohio cabbie says coach dispute still affects him

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati cab driver who got into an altercation with Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy says he's frequently recognized these days by passengers - and doesn't always feel safe driving the streets because of last December's incident.

Mohamed Moctar Ould Jiddou tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that customers know him because of television coverage of the dispute and images on the Internet. He says while about 90 percent support his version, some passengers say he lied about Kennedy.

Jiddou has said the Mississippi coach became abusive, called him "bin Laden, Saddam Hussein," and punched him outside a downtown bar on Dec. 18.

Kennedy was arrested on an assault charge. He pleaded guilty in April to disorderly conduct.

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