Former Player Alleges Legendary Coach Bobby Knight Sexually Abused Players

David Hookstead | Contributor

A former Indiana University basketball player claims in a new book that legendary Hoosiers coach Bobby Knight used to grab players by their genitalia.

The former player is Todd Jadlow, and he makes the assertion in his book “Jadlow: On The Rebound.” Jadlow writes that Knight “made a habit, with Jadlow and others, of grabbing players by the testicles and squeezing.”

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26 Jan 1994: Indiana Hoosiers head coach Bob Knight looks on during a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Indiana won the game, 78-66. Mandatory Credit: (Gary Mook /Allsport/Getty Images)

Jadlow also claims that Knight “punched him in the back of the head with a closed fist during a walkthrough for an NCAA Tournament game against Seton Hall.” (SLIDESHOW: Get College Football Started Right With These Top 25 Ranked Cheerleaders)

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25 Feb 1995: Coach Bobby Knight speaks with guard Neil Reed of the Indiana Hoosiers during a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana won the game 73-60. Mandatory Credit: Gary Mook /Allsport/Getty Images)

Knight won three national championship with Indiana before being fired for allegedly placing his hands on one of his players.

Indiana University has not responded the the claims of abuse from Jadlow.

“Jadlow: On The Rebound” — $17.05

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