Posted September 21, 2012

Report: Billy Gillispie verbally abused teenage player at camp

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Billy Gillispie

Billy Gillispie has been accused of verbally abusing a teenager after stepping down as Texas Tech coach following similar allegations from his college players. (Ed Zurga, Getty Images)

Billy Gillispie is in trouble for player mistreatment again. The AP reports that the mother of a teenager that attended Gillispie’s summer basketball camp has sent a letter to a Texas Tech administrator claiming the coach repeatedly verbally abused her son.

The letter, addressed to Texas Tech Univeristy System Chancellor Kent Hance, claimed that coaches at the camp told the teenager that Gillispie likes to pitck out one player in the camp and attempt to “break” them.

Gillispie resigned from his post as head coach of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team yesterday amid allegations of player mistreatment. Gillispie has also made multiple visits to the hospital for stress-related symptoms.


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