Bob Knight will shoot you with a pellet gun

  • 11/29/2007 9:37 am in

knight.jpgOur old friend, Coach Knight, is in the news again. This time it’s not a head butt, throat grab, chair throw or a “What’s up, Knight?”

The Dallas Morning News has obtained video (it’s a bit low-quality, but does the job) from Lubbock resident James Simpson who recently got into a verbal confrontation with Knight after he asked the coach to leave his property.

This comes just days after the Associated Press reported that Knight shot two people with pellets last month.

Simpson, 51, said he told Lubbock police that he was struck on the neck and back by pellets after yelling at Knight and another man he believed were hunting too close to his house on Oct. 21.

Mary Ann Chumley, a neighbor of Simpson’s, told the AP on Tuesday she was struck on the foot by a stray pellet on Oct. 20 in an incident she characterized as an accident. She said Knight apologized for hunting too close to her barn, and she forgave him. Simpson’s backyard is about 100 yards from where Chumley was struck the previous day.

Simpson said the man hunting with Knight was Bob “Bubba” Curtis, owner of Bob’s Woodworks, Inc. in Lubbock. Simpson said Knight and Curtis had hunted on the property near his house “three or four times” before but never had gotten so close.

Simpson said he yelled at Knight and Curtis three times and told them to stop shooting close to his house. He said after the third time, he screamed at Knight, “How would you like someone to throw a chair at your [expletive].”

Simpson said he then walked away and two shots were fired in the air.

Moral of the story: Never mess with a man armed with a pellet gun.

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  • dabig

    The story says that Simpson took the video after he was hit by the pellets. But, in the video, he does not mention that he was hit by pellets. Pellets landed in his swimming pool, he says, but he does mention that he was hit by pellets himself. It’s an odd story.

  • dabig

    The story says that Simpson took the video after he was hit by the pellets. But, in the video, he does not mention that he was hit by pellets. Pellets landed in his swimming pool, he says, but he does mention that he was hit by pellets himself. It’s an odd story.

  • dabig

    I meant to type that Simpson does NOT mention that he was hit by pellets himself.

  • dabig

    I meant to type that Simpson does NOT mention that he was hit by pellets himself.

  • MikeyD

    City boys with huntin’ guns…never a good thing.

  • MikeyD

    City boys with huntin’ guns…never a good thing.

  • Peter

    As I understand it (see last line of the above article) the shots that hit Simpson were shot after he confronted Knight and walked away. That’s the version I have heard elsewhere. Simpson walked away and Knight fired into the air over Simpson.

  • Peter

    As I understand it (see last line of the above article) the shots that hit Simpson were shot after he confronted Knight and walked away. That’s the version I have heard elsewhere. Simpson walked away and Knight fired into the air over Simpson.

  • dabig

    From the South Bend Tribune article:

    “Simpson said that it wasn’t until after he was struck by the stray pellets that he went to confront Knight.

    “Simpson never mentions on video during the confrontation that he had been struck by pellets. Asked why he didn’t bring it up to Knight, Simpson said, “because I was a nervous wreck.””

  • dabig

    From the South Bend Tribune article:

    “Simpson said that it wasn’t until after he was struck by the stray pellets that he went to confront Knight.

    “Simpson never mentions on video during the confrontation that he had been struck by pellets. Asked why he didn’t bring it up to Knight, Simpson said, “because I was a nervous wreck.””

  • Cutter in Chicago

    I can hear this in my head now:
    “Bob Knight, meet Vice President Dick Cheney. Dick, this is Coach Knight. You’ll both be hunting together so you’d better take these bullet-proof vests….”

  • Cutter in Chicago

    I can hear this in my head now:
    “Bob Knight, meet Vice President Dick Cheney. Dick, this is Coach Knight. You’ll both be hunting together so you’d better take these bullet-proof vests….”

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    C’mon guys, Bob Knight does not use the Red Rider BB gun to hunt. Its not a pellet gun, its a shell that a fires bunch of tiny pellets at birds, I know that and I have never even picked up a gun or hunted.

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    C’mon guys, Bob Knight does not use the Red Rider BB gun to hunt. Its not a pellet gun, its a shell that a fires bunch of tiny pellets at birds, I know that and I have never even picked up a gun or hunted.

  • bootsie white

    One thought:
    If you go hunting in this group, wear Kevlar.

  • bootsie white

    One thought:
    If you go hunting in this group, wear Kevlar.

  • Witt

    Aside from a raised tone, there is nothing incriminating in the video. To me, it looks like Simpson was of the thinking, “Hey, honey, get my camera, we’re gonna get a settlement, yeehaw!” His story and his video don’t exactly corroborate each other. He clearly says there were pellets or what not in his pool and to get away from his property, but then says he was hit with them later. Also, if you listen to the audio, he starts saying “Don’t point that gun at me” or something along those lines repeatedly. Unfortunately, you don’t even see if Robert Montgomery Burns, I mean Knight, has a gun in his hands at that point. It’s all silly crap that is great for fueling the media’s hunger for detritus.

  • Witt

    Aside from a raised tone, there is nothing incriminating in the video. To me, it looks like Simpson was of the thinking, “Hey, honey, get my camera, we’re gonna get a settlement, yeehaw!” His story and his video don’t exactly corroborate each other. He clearly says there were pellets or what not in his pool and to get away from his property, but then says he was hit with them later. Also, if you listen to the audio, he starts saying “Don’t point that gun at me” or something along those lines repeatedly. Unfortunately, you don’t even see if Robert Montgomery Burns, I mean Knight, has a gun in his hands at that point. It’s all silly crap that is great for fueling the media’s hunger for detritus.

  • Alex

    Typical RMK. Never thinks he is wrong. That’s
    why he got canned from IU.

  • Alex

    Typical RMK. Never thinks he is wrong. That’s
    why he got canned from IU.

  • knasmiley

    I think Bobby thought it was Jimmy Sampson, Kelvins long lost cousin and was going to take it out on him until he saw the camera……..vbg

  • knasmiley

    I think Bobby thought it was Jimmy Sampson, Kelvins long lost cousin and was going to take it out on him until he saw the camera……..vbg

  • Phillip

    I woul dhave shot him too if he had said that to me…What an idiot.

  • Phillip

    I woul dhave shot him too if he had said that to me…What an idiot.

  • Gary Clipp

    I think RMK is a jerk, his son a chip off the old block sans talent and I am quite happy they are both gone. That being said I watched the youtube “long version” of this “confrontation”. And you have to be sympathetic to Knight being confronted by a West Texas yahoo with a low IQ. Petty sad.

  • Gary Clipp

    I think RMK is a jerk, his son a chip off the old block sans talent and I am quite happy they are both gone. That being said I watched the youtube “long version” of this “confrontation”. And you have to be sympathetic to Knight being confronted by a West Texas yahoo with a low IQ. Petty sad.

  • kelin

    I wonder what Neil Reid thinks about all of this…

  • kelin

    I wonder what Neil Reid thinks about all of this…

  • Hoosier Hound

    Who gives a crap?

    If you want to see Bobby arguing on camera, watch a Texas Tech game, it’s two straight hours of him arguing with three guys.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Who gives a crap?

    If you want to see Bobby arguing on camera, watch a Texas Tech game, it’s two straight hours of him arguing with three guys.

  • Kevin

    So as far as we know, this is the THIRD time Bob Knight has hit someone while hunting?

    I recommend a basic gun safety course for the general.

    I hope he retires and goes away before he really hurts someone or someone shoots back!

    We really did create a monster.

  • Kevin

    So as far as we know, this is the THIRD time Bob Knight has hit someone while hunting?

    I recommend a basic gun safety course for the general.

    I hope he retires and goes away before he really hurts someone or someone shoots back!

    We really did create a monster.

  • Pat Knight

    SHUT UP ALREADY! MY DAD IS A GOD AND YOU KNOW IT!!! ANYMORE NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND I WILL COME UP THERE AND KICK YOUR BUTT!

  • Pat Knight

    SHUT UP ALREADY! MY DAD IS A GOD AND YOU KNOW IT!!! ANYMORE NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND I WILL COME UP THERE AND KICK YOUR BUTT!

  • MPmike

    Just like all the negative stories of Bob Knight, they all tend to blow everything out of proportion. Granted Knight brings negative baggage to himself, but this incident is no big deal.

  • MPmike

    Just like all the negative stories of Bob Knight, they all tend to blow everything out of proportion. Granted Knight brings negative baggage to himself, but this incident is no big deal.