Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie was released from University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, on Thursday, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Gillispie had been in the hospital under care for high blood pressure and chest pain since Aug. 31. Now that he's out, he'll have plenty to deal with, as allegations of mistreatment of players and violations of NCAA limits on practice time have surfaced.
Gillispie was reportedly issued a reprimand in January after Texas Tech self-reported secondary NCAA violations pertaining to the amount of practice time the team had each week, athletic director Kirby Hocutt said Wednesday. He also said he would have a zero tolerance policy toward further violations, which recent allegations suggest may have happened.
If proven true, the allegations could cost Gillispie his job. NCAA rules allow coaches to work with their players for 20 hours a week. A CBSsports.com report filed Aug. 31 quoted a former player, Kevin Wagner, as saying the team practiced "way more than 20 hours a week."