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Gillispie has checked in to the Mayo Clinic

Where in the world is Billy Gillispie? Right now, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Billy G. called 911 for the second time in ten days last night and today, checked himself into the Mayo Clinic, where he will seek treatment for stress and high blood pressure, a source close to Gillispie told Jason King of ESPN.com.

On Friday, August 31, Gillispie checked himself into a Lubbock, Texas hospital for high blood pressure following reports of player mistreatment. Since then, more former players have come forward with their own accounts of abuse, and Gillispie has dodged both the media and his boss by using the rest of his accrued sick days. King’s source reports that Gillispie had attempted to check himself into the Mayo Clinic last week, but had to wait until a spot opened up. The source also said that Gillispie fully intends to coach the Red Raiders this season:

“Coach Gillispie is both a great coach and a great man who truly cares about helping young men achieve their dreams and true potential,” the source said. “Hopefully, he’ll find the answers to his medical issues quickly and be able to return to the Red Raiders and lead their basketball program back into national prominence.”

I hope he find the help he so desperately needs.

[Billy Gillispie headed to Mayo Clinic]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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26 Comments for Gillispie has checked in to the Mayo Clinic



  1. Wild Turkey 101
    7:36 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    If you can’t take the heat then get out of the kitchen before it kills you. He can’t handle the pressure, somebody save him from himself.



  2. UKGuy
    7:39 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    This is like the time Yelton skipped out living in Lexington that summer for school.



  3. mateotemprano
    7:40 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    In order to “return to national prominence” it is necessary to have been there at some point in the past.



  4. Bill Self
    7:46 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    I fail to believe that anyone would suggest that Clyde would attempt to hide or bamboozle anyone, especially since he makes his players be tough. To the point they are sitting in bathroom stalls, crying at practice when they are hurt but forced to push thru it. I know, I know…The little weasel can’t do it himself, he hides from conflict, and where in the hell are the social skills with this guy??? But I digress. Give Clyde a break… why? because I know him



  5. gossie21
    7:56 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like someone needs to be 10% tougher.



  6. MemphisCat
    7:57 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Sure he hasn’t checked in to “Jim Beam Clinic” down in Frankfort?



  7. huck
    7:57 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    I have heard stories about how he likes to help young women as well. What’s up with us not hearing how he helps them achieve their dreams as well?



  8. Computer Blue
    7:58 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    You reap what you sow, Billy.



  9. Bill Self
    7:59 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    In the end Clyde will take his napkin to the closest lawyer to his residence and bamboozle yet another University for millions. Not because the University owed him and expected something for their money, but because that is how Clyde rolls, it’s easy mony. Crap…I just used bamboozled when talking about Clyde…Dangit!!!



  10. TheDecker
    8:00 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    What a circus



  11. Steve Fitts
    8:00 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Personally, I think all of BCG’s problems go back to alcoholism. Alcohol addiction leads people to behave in an erratic and bizarre fashion. I predict that if he would quit drinking, he would be a successful coach and a successful human being. There is nothing wrong with BCG that sobriety would not cure!



  12. VinDatuk
    8:07 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    “Gillespie has checked into Betty Ford Clinic”. There – fixed.



  13. Bledsoe's Biceps
    8:32 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Bully once again goes into hiding to avoid facing the accusations. Appears he is going to play the “medical” issue for as long as he can, so he keeps getting paid. What a POS.



  14. Billy Bob
    8:41 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Billy Clyde needs to be made to run the steps at the hospital to toughen his old ass up and drop his blood pressure.



  15. barn
    8:44 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    he just needs a drink to unwind. a few lime a ritas with a little tequila, maybe a sip of woodford. chill billy



  16. Yngvie Maumsteen.
    8:48 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares. Get off the guy’s scrote or is this a TT-UL site?



  17. kybigblue
    9:25 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t fire a sick man. In the meantime he keeps getting his check.



  18. bballdoc
    9:57 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    There must be a clause somewhere in his contract to justify firing him or at least suspending him, or else Tex Tech has some sorry-ass lawyers. This guy cannot be allowed to return to coach this season.



  19. Chicago Chris
    10:03 pm September 11, 2012 Permalink

    Okay! Examine the last “What will he do next/what should he do” thread, and I totally called this! Woo.



  20. Smfh
    12:18 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    We’ve all had our problems. Billy G is obviously going through a tough time in his life, can’t we just wish him the best and leave him the f$ck alone? Pretty obsessed over Billy G failing at life over here lately.



  21. Big Blue Coming At You
    2:35 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, what a coward! Play the sick card so he can’t get fired? He’s a real POS! His “high blood pressure” would have been treated by his first hospital visit with medication. His “stress” isn’t going away until he gets fired. He’s just delaying the inevitable. It’s obvious he has no business being a coach.



  22. Sammydog
    7:41 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    I posted several days ago that his pattern of behaviors are strongly suggestive of Bipolar Disorder and self treatment with alcohol. Now I am more convinced. A patient does not have to wait for a bed to open up for a strictly medical issue. The psychiatric/behavioral ward is the only place that happens. The Mayo Clinic in Minn. is where Jesse Jackson Jr. recently spent several months for treatment of his Bipolar Disorder. Yes, I am a mental health professional and have been involved in sending patients to this clinic so I know the process. This is not an attempt to excuse his behavior but it could at least explain it. If I am correct, he can redeem his life with proper treatment but it can’t be done quickly. I see this every day in my professional life.



  23. mike d
    9:25 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come Billy, whatever happened to “suck it up” and “play when you’re hurt”?



  24. SheCat
    10:48 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    It is really funny how when the going gets tough, Bully Clyde gets going!!! What an example he is to his student players!! Surely TT will not allow him to come anywhere near his student athletes or staff anytime in the near future. The clock is ticking.



  25. GROVER SALES III
    11:50 am September 12, 2012 Permalink

    The ESSENCE of ADOLPH is what we ALL once referred to Cowboy Billy Clyde. NOW Matt Man Meat Jones is coming from behind Mams Skirts to kick Billy G when he is down.
    Rememeber how those Bully Children would torment another kid until the tormented kid punched the bully right in the mouth,then the Bully would scurry back under Mamas Drawers???
    Well, THAT is Matt Jones in a Man Nut Shell!!



  26. Uncle Adolph
    1:04 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Billy is not at the Mayo Clinic. He’s audtioning for a part in “Men in Black 4”