Synopsis: The background of the 2003 murder of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy and the attempted, related cover-up of NCAA violations rampant in the Baylor basketball program by Coach Dave Bliss.
Director(s): Pat Kondelis
Actors: Dave Bliss
Production: Bat Bridge Entertainment
  1 nomination.
102 min


You know, a question that a

man always has to ask himself

when he goes through something

like I went through:

"Are you in a better spot

than you were before?"

"Was it worth it?"

And the answer to me is "yes"

and the sooner a man gets

to leading a life

of transparency,

the better off he is and you do

that by making things simple.

But, what we do because of sin,

things get complicated.

I mean, every day, the devil

would beat me up.

Every single day, the devil

would beat me up

and remind me of what

a bad person I was.

And what that does, that

keeps harboring, you know,

the crime and keeps burying you.

And what you then-- you can't

be of any use to anybody.

Of course, I shouldn't

be forgiven.

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[Matt Sayman] For all of it to

fall apart and then in such a

short span, for it to almost

like it didn't happen.

Like right now,

you go down there,

there's not one trace of that.

[Julie Hays] Scandal of the

summer of 2003 has been

wiped from the pages of history.

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Our investigation into this

tragedy will continue

to move forward

and I appreciate

the assistance of all the

agencies that helped to bring

this investigation

to this point.

Thank you all very

much for your time.

[Hays] It's one of those

things people around here

do not--

do not talk about.

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[John Segrest] Waco and Baylor

are very closely associated

because Baylor is one of the

largest employers in the county

and that's always been the case.

[Danny Robbins] Baylor grads

are many of the lawyers,

judges, business people.

[Bob Fuller]

Baylor University, you know,

really plays a big part in

what goes on in Waco.

The 2002-2003 season

of my junior year,

I ended up being a flop.

At that time, it was like,

Baylor basketball was sort of

just there, nobody paid

much attention to it at all.

You really didn't think

much else about it,

at least I didn't.

I would wonder, "Why are you

guys going to these games?

Why are you sitting

in those chairs?"

I mean, it was losing season

after losing season,

across the board

on so many sports.

When Dave Bliss was hired,

it had actually been 11 seasons

since Baylor basketball had seen

any play in post conference.

Basketball coaches

have a shelf life

and coaches are not

normal human beings.

They're Type A

performance-driven people

that work insatiably to try

to elevate the status

of their school.

[Sayman] Coach Bliss was known

for turning programs around.

He had basically done it

his entire career.

[Bliss] I was lucky enough

to coach at four

tremendous schools,

five years in Oklahoma

was wonderful...

[Announcer] Coach Dave Bliss.

[Bliss] had eight years at SMU

and then 11 at New Mexico.

He is a marketing genius.

He makes a lot of money.

He knows how to

generate revenue.

He knows how to raise money

from donors

and he is very,

very intelligent.

[Bliss] Twenty-five years that

I was in coaching,

I really envisioned ending

my coaching career

at a Christian school.

I was a Baptist by faith.

It seemed like a

perfect place to go.

Dave Bliss' base salary

went from about

$300,000 a year to $600,000.

And when they hired him,

they made a big deal about it.

It was very much a coronation

when they brought him in.

[Sayman] It's not every day

you get to play for a coach

in college that has, at that

time, around 400 wins.

It wasn't hard to understand

that you were playing for a

future Hall of Fame coach.

[Robbins] The fact that Baylor

is Baylor and it's the world's

largest Baptist institution

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