5 Mar 1999: Coach Bob Knight of the Indiana Hoosiers signals from the side during a Big Ten Conference game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the United Center in Chigago, Illinois. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hoosiers 82-66. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

Former Indiana player details abusive experience with Bob Knight's legendary anger


Advertisement

Former Indiana basketball player Todd Jadlow played for the legendary coach Bob Knight who had equally legendary anger issues to match. Jadlow played for Knight from 1985-89 and wrote about some harrowing experiences in a book he wrote titled "Jadlow: On The Rebound" where he described his descent into a life of drugs, alcohol, and family incarceration.

RELATED: Relive one of Bob Knight's biggest on-court meltdowns ever

Also in the book was a description of several experiences with Knight that are less than savory if the accusations are true. Jadlow accuses Knight of punching him, breaking a clipboard over his head, and grabbing him by the testicles and squeezing.

That sounds incredibly disturbing and apparently Knight made fun of Jadlow's facial tic in front of the entire team while also calling teammate Darryl Thomas a "(bleeping) p****", and made team managers wallpaper Thomas' locker with pictures of female genitalia. That wasn't it as Jadlow says Knight also threw tampons at him during practice.

Advertisement

Everyone knows Knight had some serious anger issues when he was coaching, but this goes beyond anything he did on the court and in today's world would have easily been grounds to fire him.

[h/t Kentucky Sports Radio]