Earlier in October, former Indiana basketball player Todd Jadlow wrote in a memoir about dealing with an addiction to cocaine and alcohol and the problems in his personal life, but also in those memoirs he wrote his head coach Bob Knight’s behavior.
Jadlow wrote in “Jadlow: On The Rebound” that Knight, who was known for his voracious behavior, verbally and physically abused him during his basketball career. Jadlow wrote that Knight grabbed him by the neck, broke a clip board over his head and grabbed him in the groin area.
Monday evening, a letter by the Indiana medial staff was obtained by multiple media sources which refuted those claims against Knight.
— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) November 1, 2016
The letter called Jadlow’s allegations against Knight “false accusations and baseless claims,” and “far beyond the truth.” The medical teams also expressed admiration for Bob Knight’s coaching style and demeanor.
Later Monday, the Indianapolis Star spoke to Jadlow who responded to the refuting of his allegations. Jadlow played at Indiana from 1985 to 1989.
— Matt Glenesk (@MattGlenesk) November 1, 2016