Brothers Withdraw From Indiana U

Wednesday, October 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana University freshman who was berated by Bob Knight shortly before the coach's firing has withdrawn from school.

Kent Harvey's brothers, Kyle and Kevin, also have withdrawn from the university. The triplets, their mother and stepfather left the state following Knight's firing last month.

Kent Harvey claims that on Sept. 7, Knight grabbed him and admonished him after he greeted the coach by his last name. Three days later, Knight was fired by IU President Myles Brand for a ``pattern of unacceptable behavior.''

Knight had been under a ``zero tolerance'' policy since May, after an investigation into accusations he choked one of his players during a 1997 practice.

Harvey had received several death threats in the days after Knight's firing.

During a farewell speech to students last month, Knight had asked his supporters to forget about Harvey.

``Let that kid be a student and let him get on with life,'' Knight said. ``That kid is not responsible for my not coaching at Indiana, and make sure you understand that.''

Harvey's stepfather, Mark Shaw, said Monday the three brothers were considering their options and have not yet transferred to another school.