Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bob Knight's so called apology

ESPN issued an apology by Bob Knight regarding the comments he made at a recent speaking engagement in Indiana. At this engagement Bob Knight made a statement about the 5 starters on last years Kentucky team not attending classes the entire last semester. This is COMPLETELY false as ALL FIVE starters completed the school year in GOOD ACEDEMIC STANDING with one of them(Patrick Patterson) earning a degree in three years, and another starter still playing at Kentucky this season in Darius Miller.

In his "apology" Knight never addressed the out right LIE he told, just saying that "My overall point is that 'one and dones' are not healthy for college basketball," Knight said. "I should not have made it personal to Kentucky and its players and I apologize.". Nowhere in this so called "apology" did he even mention the erroneous statement about players not going to class. All he apologized for was being against the "one and done" rule that everyone even ironically John Calipari is against. That wasn't the issue that caused the outcry. It was the lie he told.

I have come to expect things like this out of a so called man who chokes players, throws chairs, and has no respect for anyone he has ever come in contact with. But an organization as big as ESPN has to do better than this. They were the ones who hired him knowing the type of person he was. Like it or not, but his actions reflect solely on YOU. This will not be over until an ACTUAL APOLOGY about the FALSE statement is made!

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