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Dave Bliss ... still a scumbag.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 9, 2011.

  1. Remember Bliss? The former Baylor basketball coach who tired to frame a murdered player as a drug dealer to cover NCAA violations ...

    He's in hot water again on the private school preps level.

  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    The thing about that Baylor scandal that still gets to me is that the assistant coach (Abar Rouse) who taped Bliss working his cover-up has been all but blackballed by the coaching profession. This is a guy who was not willing to go along with a potentially felonious conspiracy who now is considered by his "peers" as not measuring up to the ethical standards of the profession. Really?
  3. babb

    babb New Member

    As of about a year ago, Rouse was working in a factory that produces airplane parts. Quite a fall from someone who was once seen as a coach on the rise. All he did was the ethical thing and help remove a bad guy from the coaching ranks. It's a sad commentary on how that business works.

    Can't say I'm surprised Bliss is in the middle of another scandal. He never seems to think he's at fault.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm not surprised that anybody who had anything to do with that Baylor program is being blackballed.
  5. Probably a bad example, but Bruce Pearl was blackballed for years for his role in the Deon (somebody, last name escapes me) deal at Illinois. It's the code of omerta, or abject loyalty and ability to look the other way when your boss breaks rules. When wrongdoing comes to light, it's always a "renegade assistant" who (willingly) takes the fall for the head coach.

    One of the columnists for The Rocky Mountain News (may it RIP) tried doing a story on Bliss when he was an assistant at Green Mountain, a prep school near Denver. When he tried to ask Bliss a question about his past relative to his new opportunity, Bliss terminated the interview and had an administrator escort the columnist out of the building. So he's not here to talk about the past. Piece of shit.
  6. sully84

    sully84 New Member

    I can see why coaches might be a little wary of hiring an assistant that tape records conversations, but this wasn't a cut-and-dry case. Supposedly, Bliss threatened to fire his assistant if he didn't go along with his felony activities...not an expert on what transpired, but if that were the case, you've got to excuse a guy that's just trying to cover his own ass and bring this sleazeball Bliss to light.

    Not surprised, but Bliss should be in jail for some of the things he was doing there. And the Rocky Mountain News interview situation is some shit. Hope one of his fellow journalists sends some karma Bliss' way one way or another.
  7. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Bliss once worked at SMU. Enough said.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    To get popped at a Texas private school for recruiting ... that must've been some really egregious shit.
  9. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    On a related note, how exactly did Rob Senderoff get a college head coaching job when he was on all the same illegal three-way calls at IU as Sampson ?
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