I'm not saying someone should have died, but the kid Bobby Knight choked is dead.Neil Reed, the Indiana player Bob Knight choked, dies at age 36
In March 2000, Reed went public with his claims that Knight had choked him three years earlier. The Indiana coach denied the accusation, but video of the incident surfaced, giving the school further reason to fire Knight six months later.Bob Knight Chokes Neil Reed
I'm not saying I believe that one event contributed to Reed's early death, but who knows? We are kind of dependent on our experiences for our health. Some people can survive anything, but stress can wreak havoc on our systems. That had to be a traumatic experience for Reed.
For Knight to have denied it was ridiculous. I have no respect for him. I don't care how good a coach he was. He was the ultimate failure as a teacher, throwing chairs, choking the kid, and God knows what else he was up to.
Knight was The Great Santini, if anyone's seen that movie. I don't like bullies. I don't like Bobby Knight.
I found a Geraldo show on this from 2000. The sound is kind of rough, but it's interesting. Geraldo Live - 9/12/2000 - Bob Knight Firing (Part 1)Geraldo Live - 9/12/2000 - Bob Knight Firing (Part 2)
Woody Hayes, Bobby Knight, I don't know how anyone could defend them. A few years back in some youth hockey game, one dad killed another. There's no place for violence in sports. There needs to be zero tolerance for it. I can barely watch NBA playoffs with some of the stuff I've been witnessing. Enough is enough.Bobby Knight throws a chair (High Quality)
Bobby Knight is a nutjob I have zero respect for. RIP Neil Reed.