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Ewwww…Indiana men’s basketball coach Tom Crean drops gum on the court, picks it up and chews it (video)

Nov 17, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

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Plenty of coaches and managers like to chew gum to help them calm their nerves during games but Indiana University’s Tom Crean doesn’t really like to lose a good piece of gum.

During last Thursday’s victory against Sam Houston State, Crean was caught by cameras chewing some gum on the sidelines until he lost from his mouth.

Instead of trying to grab a new piece of gum from the bench, Crean picks up the chewed gum off the court and places right back in his mouth:

After the game, Crean tried to explain his logic for picking up the chewed gum on his Twitter page:

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I guess the 5-second rule works in this case….

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Tom Crean eats piece of gum that lands on court [Larry Brown Sports]

  1. manchestermiracle - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    At least he picked it up so no one would step in it. But putting it back in your mouth?