On the day that the tape recording which revealed his desire to tar murdered player Patrick Dennehy as a drug dealer became public, disgraced former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss visited a player's home in an attempt to enlist him in that scheme.
Richard Guinn, whose son R.T Guinn will be a senior on this year's squad, said Bliss was "calm and collected" when he arrived at the Guinns' home in Waco on Saturday and asked to talk about the recent developments in the investigation into the Baylor basketball program.
"Weird is not even the right word to describe it," Guinn said.
According to Guinn, Bliss wanted to record the conversation. Guinn agreed and did likewise.
"He wasn't irrational or anything like that, but when he wanted to make a tape, I knew I had to make one too, to protect my son," Guinn said.
"We're not going to cover up for anybody, lie for anybody, or participate in any of their schemes."
Guinn, who turned his tape over to the school's investigative committee, would not comment on the details of the conversation with Bliss, though he said at one point Bliss offered an apology for the turn of events. Bliss offered a similar apology when he resigned on Aug. 8 and again at a meeting with the team on Aug. 11.
"It's too late for that," Guinn said. "I can't believe he would take these boys and put their future on the line to cover up things he did wrong. That's completely out of bounds."