Report: ESPN analyst, Indianapolis radio host Dan Dakich under investigation after comments on show
ESPN college basketball analyst and former Indiana basketball player and assistant coach Dan Dakich is under investigation for inappropriate comments made during his local radio show in Indianapolis this week.
The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Dakich is under investigation by his employer, Emmis Communications, for statements made during his radio show on Wednesday, in which he threatened a Scottsburg, Indiana school board, saying “I may just drive there and beat the hell out of every school board member.”
Dakich’s tirade came after Scottsburg High School fired its boy’s basketball coach. During the show, Dakich also said the town was full of “meth and AIDS and needles.” Dakich then referred to a player as a “methhead” later in his rant.
Here is the context of his comment, as quoted from the Indianapolis Star:
Let me guess, some jackass of a board member has a kid on the team at Scottsburg that didn’t get to play enough. Shut the living hell up Scottsburg, Indiana. Shut the whole damn town down. Hey jackass, I may just drive down there and beat the hell out of every school board member.
Your boy’s a methhead. He’s a pain in the ass.
WFNI the Fan, which is the radio station that airs “The Dan Dakich Show” from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, received a flurry of emails regarding Dakich’s tirade. That prompted the station to look into the matter further.
Dakich has been known to speak his mind on the air on his local radio station without much censorship. This time, however, he may have crossed the line, which has resulted in the investigation.