Two Former Bishop Sycamore Players Claim Coach Roy Johnson Had Team Beat Up Homeless Man Before Practice

Roy Johnson

ESPN


The Bishop Sycamore story keeps getting crazier by the day.

Last Friday, Bishop Sycamore was exposed for potentially being a fake school that lied to get on TV when ESPN announcers found many red flags when doing research about them.


“Bishop Sycamore told us they had a number of Division I prospects on their roster, and to be frank, a lot of that, we could not verify. They did not show up in our database, they did not show up in the databases of other recruiting services. So, okay, that’s what you’re telling us, fine, that’s how we take it in. From what we’ve seen so far, this is not a fair fight, and there’s got to be a point where you’re worried about health and safety.”

Since then there have been accusations about the school recruiting overage junior college dropouts to play on the team.

Two players spoke with Complex about their experience playing for the team.

In the interview, the players spoke about the time coach Roy Johnson directed players on the team to beat up a homeless man for attempting to break into his car before practice.

Via Complex

Player 1: There was an incident where… Do you think I should speak on this?

Player 2: Go ahead

Player 1: There was an incident where there was a homeless dude that tried to break into Roy’s car, that morning we were supposed to practice, and everyone came out and… there’s videos of this but I don’t want to release that because many players can get in trouble with the law… but they ended up jumping the homeless man and beating him.

Interviewer: Wait, so Roy authorized that?
Both: Yes

Player 1:
Yea, they ganged up on him. I would’ve understood if he handled it himself but the players were beating on the homeless man. I wasn’t a part of it. The whole practice was cancelled because the homeless man got beat up.

Bishop Sycamore has reportedly fired Johnson amid all the controversy that has transpired in the past week.

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