Reports are beginning to emerge following Indiana’s stunning dismissal of head coach Kevin Wilson.
According to ESPN, per a former Hoosier, at least five Indiana players were interviewed by athletic department officials and university lawyers about the coach’s treatment of players.
Per the report, one former player’s father told ESPN his son suffered a concussion in practice ahead of the 2015 season and was rushed back to the field, causing his symptoms to get worse:
“He was out about a week and they started a normal concussion regiment, in which he was allowed to work out for about 20 minutes and gradually increase it,” the former player’s father said. “But after he worked out for 20 minutes, they had him run about 6 miles. After that, my son was feeling fine. But when he went home, he started throwing up and his symptoms went haywire.”
Wilson had led the Hoosiers to back-to-back seasons of bowl eligibility. Last year’s Pinstripe Bowl was Indiana’s first appearance in college football’s postseason in almost a decade. With a 6-6 record this year, Indiana was expected to go to their first back-to-back bowl games since 1991.
Wilson had recently inked a six-year contract extension, putting him at Indiana through 2021.