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Private donors give Bob Knight $75,000 to settle lawsuit he filed against Indiana

Updated: October 23, 2009, 3:52 PM ET
Knight lawsuit against Indiana settled
Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Private donors are giving $75,000 to Bob Knight to settle a lawsuit he filed against Indiana University claiming it didn't properly defend him when he was sued by a former assistant coach.

A letter signed by lawyers for the university and Knight says the payment offer from anonymous donors would reimburse the former coach for expenses from the lawsuit by former Knight assistant Ron Felling.

Knight settled with Felling in 2002 by paying him $25,000 and admitting that in 1999 he shoved Felling in anger after overhearing him criticize Knight's coaching and behavior.

Indiana fired Knight in 2000.


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