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.