The FBI investigated legendary Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight about allegations that he inappropriately touched four women during a 2015 visit to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reported Knight, who retired from coaching in 2008 after 6 1/2 seasons coaching Texas Tech, was accused of a litany of charges. Among them were for making suggestive comments, hugging a woman tightly around her chest and hitting another on her buttocks.
The U.S. Army and FBI were involved in Knight’s inquiry. The Post reported that charges were not filed after Knight was questioned by FBI agents at his Montana home early in the investigation.
Knight, 76, declined to comment to the Post on those allegations. His attorney, James Voyles, claims that there was not enough evidence to warrant an investigation.
“There is absolutely no credible evidence to support this in our opinion, these allegations,” Voyles told the Post.
Knight’s wife, Karen, defended her husband.
“Bob did nothing wrong and there is NO evidence to prove that he did. Case closed,” Knight’s wife said in a text message to the Post.
Quick closing of case
The FBI analyzed the allegations after Knight denied any misconduct. The case closed soon afterwards, according to Whitlock.
Knight visited the spy agency in July 2015 as part of a distinguished speaker series. Some employees criticized his appearance before the event, the Post said.
During a legendary 42-season college coaching career, Knight won 902 games. It was a record total when he retired.
He worked for ESPN as an analyst through 2015.