Pokey Chatman, LSU's former women's basketball coach, lashed out at her former school Monday.
In her first public comments since leaving the school in March, Chatman said she was forced to resign.
"The best word would be bombarded," Chatman told the Baton Rouge's The Advocate. "I'm at the hairdresser and I get a call (from associate head coach Bob Starkey saying), 'They don't want you to take the practice floor [March 6] at 12 o'clock.' I have never spoken to a LSU person in position of authority before, during or after. Only my subordinate (Starkey). That's it. I couldn't tell you what the allegations were specifically."
Her assistant, Carla Berry, had alleged that Chatman had sexual relationships with former players.
Chatman, who resigned mid-season and didn't coach her team in the NCAA tournament, said she was hurt by the way LSU handled the situation.
"I had a 20-year career at LSU, and that didn't warrant a 20-minute conversation," she said, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Would I do things different? That's difficult to say, because I didn't get to do anything. And I'll just leave it at that. I don't want to wrestle in the mud with the pigs. The bottom line is, I worked 20 years for an institution, and I couldn't get a 20-minute conversation about what was going on. That told me right then and there that I was not wanted there."
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