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Former Big 10 QB Says His Coach Called Hitler A "Great Leader"

Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders perform during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - OCTOBER 14: Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders perform during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Indiana quarterback Zander Diamont left the program at the end of the 2016 season, telling reporters "I need my brain."

Since then, the former Big Ten quarterback has had a couple of social media "incidents" in recent years, most notably challenging ESPN analyst Dan Dakich to a fight.

Nothing is likely to top what Diamont tweeted today, though.

The former Hoosiers' quarterback claims one of his coaches at IU called Adolf Hitler a "great leader." Diamont says the coach is no longer with the program.

"I’ll never forget when one of my coaches at Indiana referenced “Hitler” as a great leader. Only a man keen on leading through fear could make such an ignorant claim. Especially ignorant when your quarterback is Jewish," he tweeted.

"To clarify: None of this took place w the current coaching staff. I have nothing bad to say about those guys, all stand up dudes."

OK then.