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Disgraced coach: Murdered Baylor player Patrick Dennehy sold drugs, was ‘the worst’

March 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Disgraced coach: Murdered Baylor player Patrick Dennehy sold drugs, was ‘the worst’

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Disgraced ex-Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss once again is claiming that a murdered former player was a drug dealer before he was fatally shot by a teammate.

In Showtime’s “Disgraced,” a documentary about the 2003 killing of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy and the ex coach’s effort to cover up that he was paying for the murdered player’s scholarship, Bliss stuck to his account, despite there being zero evidence of this.

Bliss, who resigned in 2003 after it was discovered that he faked the drug-dealing story to avoid responsibility, maintains that he didn’t make up any stories.

“[Dennehy] was selling drugs. He sold to the white guys on campus,” Bliss said, who was under the impression that his comments were said off-camera. “…He was the worst.”

Disgraced former Baylor coach Dave Bliss makes damning claims in Showtime doc

While Waco police said in the film that no one saw Dennehy sell drugs, Dave Bliss, who is now a coach at Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma, tried to back up his claims, even revealing in a separate interview that Dennehy was taking drugs.

“He failed drug tests,” Bliss told the Houston Chronicle. “I let his parents know when he failed. Things escalated from there. All I did was repeat what players told me. I stand by what I said.”

Bliss told CBS Sports that the account of Baylor’s turmoil needed to be accurately portrayed.

University of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy was fatally shot by a teammate, Carlton Dotson, in 2003 in Waco, Texas. (Getty Images)

“I’ve got no reason not to tell the truth,” he added, who argues that both the Baylor administration and investigators knew that the victim was a drug dealer.

In 2003, Dennehy was killed by teammate Carlton Dotson, who shot him twice in the head. Dotson is serving 35-years behind bars.

The NCAA punished the coach with a 10-year show-cause order for his behavior after an assistant coach taped Bliss’ orders to cover up paying Dennehy to attend the school, which forced the coach, to tell the truth.

“Disgraced” will premiere on Showtime later this month.

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