The L.A. Clippers rookie and former Indiana one-and-done wonder talked a little about what happened last season at Indiana. Specifically, part of why the season went down the drain. According to Gordon, a sizable chunk of the team was doing drugs. He didn't say who did do drugs, only that D.J. White and two players still on the team did not. So what did Kelvin Sampson do?
Gordon said Sampson "tried to stop it," but the coach "was just so focused on basketball and winning and everything."Another former player, Adam Ahfeld, corroborated that some players did drugs.
Well done. Not only did Sampson ignore NCAA recruiting rules, but he also turned a blind-eye to drug use by some of the players. I guess he figured that the team was good enough and close enough that along with the recruiting violations he would just get through the season.
That did not work out so well for him. Or Indiana. Instead, it was left to Dan Dakich to clean up the mess in the interim -- throwing off a couple players who were rumored to have failed drug tests.