People, Jul. 23, 1979

Basketball Coach Bobby Knight has long been famed for both his temper tantrums and his impressive won-lost record at Indiana University. At the Pan American games in San Juan last week, he embellished his reputation in both areas. He was coaching the U.S. basketball team in a practice session when the Puerto Rican policeman on duty allowed the Brazilian women's team into the gym before he was supposed to by Knight's account.

In a confusing setto, Knight allegedly stung the cop with a barehand chop. Tossed into jail, Knight was released in time to...

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