UCLA basketball report: "Guys drinking...doing drugs...not taking practice seriously...fighting..."
Today is a dark day for perhaps the most storied college basketball programs of all-time.
The controversy surrounding the UCLA men's basketball team have been exposed in a feature appearing on Sports Illustrated's web site today.
Sports Illustrated said it spoke with more than 12 players and staff members from UCLA's past four teams for the report. The allegations brought forward include widespread fighting amongst teammates, players intentionally injuring others during practice, drinking and smoking marijuana before practices and using Ecstasy at off-campus parties.
Many of those deeds went unpunished, according to the report, which alleges head coach Ben Howland "allowed an influx of talented but immature recruits to undermine team discipline and morale."