Bob Knight went on Mike and Mike in the Morning and defended his good friend Jim Tressel Wednesday morning, who has been accused breaking NCAA rules.
Is that not the pot calling the kettle black, with Knight’s previous strong dislike of cheaters?
Knight has publicly berated cheaters. One particular statement he made about cheating in college basketball drew much attention in a 2008 interview.
“If you get caught cheating, they should shoot you,” Knight said. “Because you’re too dumb to be alive.”
In the interview Wednesday, Knight repeatedly backed Tressel. When asked about the punishment Ohio State gave Tressel, (2 game suspension and $250,000 fine) Knight had a little different opinion on cheaters.
“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous,” Knight said. “I think if something like that comes up, it is not the most noticeable of rules. It’s a rather obscure rule. And they’ll say, ‘well, he should know all of the rules.’ Nobody, God himself, could not quote every rule in the NCAA law book. In fact, God would call on the disciples to decipher it for him.”
Dammit Bobby! Why do you have to be such a hypocrite? Tell how you appreciate him and then make no further comment, or simply say he messed up, but don’t defend a cheater after you have publicly tarnished all others that have cheated in the past.
Come on Bobby! What the hell where you thinking?