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Dave Bliss was handed the reins of the Baylor Bears' basketball program in 1999.
Although he took the perennial laughing-stock of the Big 12 and made Baylor competitive—finishing with a 61.5-percent winning percentage—it all abruptly ended in 2003.
During the summer, Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy had told a friend that he and his teammate, Carlton Dotson, were unsure of their safety.
A search was launched by the Waco Police Department after Dennehy hadn't contacted anybody in his circle of friends and family in a matter of days. Suspicion heightened when his SUV was discovered in a parking lot with the license plates removed.
In late July, Dennehy's one-time friend, Dotson, would be charged with the former's murder.
The shock was contagious and riddled the Waco community.
Dave Bliss, initially, was one of the many that echoed condolences publicly. However, he unveiled a much more unforgiving tone behind closed doors.
At one point in time, Bliss had offered to pay the remainder of Dennehy's tuition which wasn't accounted for by financial aid. Fully aware that it qualified as a serious NCAA infraction, Bliss encouraged his players to respond to media inquiries with a fabricated story that painted Dennehy to be a drug dealer.
The result? A coaching ban until 2015.
Sometimes, even the dead can't rest in peace.