IU coach Kevin Wilson: Running back Darius Willis' 'career is basically over'
Anyone hoping that Darius Willis will be back in action
for Indiana this season may want to think again.
In fact, Willis’s IU career may be over. IU coach Kevin Wilson made that comment during Tuesday’s weekly press conference.
Willis has been out since the fourth game of last season with a knee injury. Wilson said he is not able to practice because of the injury and said the team
is exploring petitioning the Big Ten for a medical hardship waiver.
“We’re in the process of putting that into place but his career is basically over,’’ Wilson said.
Wilson’s announcement comes on the heels of a report this weekend that Willis participated in a pro wrestlingmatch
in Bloomington while his IU teammates were in Denton, Texas to play North Texas. The Infinity Pro Wrestling event was held at the National Guard Armory in Bloomington.
According to a report by the Indiana Daily Student, Willis executed a “flying shoulder tackle’’ during the match.
IU had no comment on the report.
Wills was the runner-up for the 2007 Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Football award.