Report: Ex-Texas Tech Players Allege Violations, Mistreatment By Billy Gillispie

Thursday, September 6, 2012

While Texas Tech men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie recovers from an undisclosed medical issue in a Lubbock hospital, allegations from former players and coaches continue to pile up.

According to a story by CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman, multiple ex-Red Raider players have alleged that Gillispie broke NCAA rules that limit practice time to four hours per day and 20 hours per week

"We used to go more than four hours all the time," former Texas Tech forward Jaron Nash told Goodman. "I remember that day when we went almost all day. We didn't leave until 9 p.m. or so. It was pretty bad. A lot of guys were really hurt after it. One guy had a stress fracture in both legs."

Goodman spoke with another source who said the player with stress fractures was Kader Tapsoba, who didn't play last season while dealing with injuries. The source told Goodman that Tapsoba was "literally crying at practice" as Gillispie had him "running up and down the steps at the arena."

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