Inquiry Into Indiana Softball Coach's Treatment of Players

August 26, 2013

Indiana University at Bloomington spent weeks investigating -- and issued a reprimand over -- a tirade by Michelle Gardner, coach of the softball team, against her players, The Indianapolis Star reported. The star said she yelled at players one by one, shouting things like "we suck" and mocking players for saying they prayed, saying "God doesn't care if we win or lose. He has bigger things to worry about." Although the coach apologized the next day, many players were shaken. The coach told the newspaper in a statement: “I truly regret losing my composure and blowing up at my team and staff ... It was wrong and uncharacteristic of me to do so."

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