Former IU Hoosier basketball player Todd Jadlow discusses his new book, “Jadlow: On The Rebound.”
Parts of the video cut out towards the end.
You can order his book by clicking here or on the book cover below.
Here is how the book is described:
“Todd Jadlow grew up in small-town Salina, Kansas and played college basketball at Indiana University for legendary coach Bob Knight. He played professional basketball for more than decade in the U.S., Europe and South America, basically playing basketball and partying his way around the world with cocaine and alcohol. His post-basketball career was successful too until it spun wildy under control. His drug and alcohol use was so bad that he got four DUIs in six months, including two in one day that sent him to jail for two years. He’s found his way now, and has been clean of drugs and alcohol now for nearly three years and travels the country speaking to students about his life, the things he’s done wrong and how he’s trying to live his life the right way now. Jadlow’s first-person life story will me you laugh, make you cry and make you shake your head in amazement at the crazy things that have gone on in his life. Jadlow tells of his time at Indiana playing for Bob Knight, detailed specifics about the physical abuse he took, including getting punched in the back of the end with a closed fist and being squeezed so hard that Knight left bruises on his side. He tells of a decade of partying while playing professional basketball throughout the U.S, Europe and Argentina. he party life with women and cocaine and near heart attacks will shock you. So will his wild spin out of control, where he drank and did drugs daily and became so depressed that he was ready to die. He got four DUIs in six month and two in one day on a crazy day in December of 2013. It was his last drink. Now Todd travels the country speaking to high school and college athletes, telling his story and doing what he can to help students one at a time to not travel down the road he went. Todd’s story is chilling, and a must-read for anyone who has ever had issues with drugs or alcohol, or had a friend or family member who’s gone through the same.”
Todd Jadlow alleges that Bob Knight did the following and states this in only just a partial list.
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.
That inside a sideline huddle during a 1989 game against Louisville – the game when Sports Illustrated famously captured a photo of the coach pushing Jadlow back onto the court — Knight cracked a clipboard over Jadlow’s head.
That after an NIT game in New York City, an enraged Knight once dug his hands so deeply into Jadlow’s sides, he left bruises. Jadlow includes a picture of the bruises Knight left; “It’s weird because I never carried a camera,” he was telling me Friday over a Stromboli at Nick’s. “But I had this thought, ‘You know, if I ever write a book about my experiences, I want to have a picture of what he did to me.’ “
That Knight made a habit, with Jadlow and others, of grabbing players by the testicles and squeezing.
That Knight continually called Daryl Thomas a “(bleeping) p—–” and once instructed the managers to wallpaper Thomas’ locker with pictures of female genitalia. Knight also liked to throw tampons at Thomas, who took more abuse than anybody on Jadlow’s teams.
That on the flight home after the 1986 NCAA Tournament loss to Cleveland State, Knight tore up the plane and ultimately grabbed Thomas by the neck and shook him violently.
That Knight made sport of Jadlow’s facial tic in front of the entire team; in the book, former IU teammate Mark Robinson wrote that Knight yelled at Jadlow, “If you don’t stop the (bleeping) twitching, I’m going to throw your ass out of here.”
That during a practice, Knight forced Dean Garrett and Keith Smart to run hours of sprints while barking like dogs since they were, in his words, “playing like (bleeping) dogs.”
Bob Knight and his cursing prowess is spotlighted(with beeps)in this video at the beginning.
Neil Reed was choked by Bob Knight in this now infamous video. Reed, 36, November 29, 1975 – July 26, 2012, died of a massive heart attack, fellow faculty members at Pioneer Valley High School told the Santa Maria Times. The Nipomo, Calif., resident had difficulty breathing and was taken to an area hospital where he went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
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