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Kentucky/Calipari release statement

Posted on: May 28, 2009 12:11 am
Edited on: May 28, 2009 7:00 pm

Kentucky officials released a statement late Wednesday in response to allegations of NCAA rules violations at Memphis under John Calipari.

According to the school, Calipari "was forthcoming with the University of Kentucky during the hiring process about any issues under investigation at the University of Memphis." The statement also explained that Calipari has received a letter from the NCAA stating that he is not at risk of being charged with any violations in this case, and it closed by pointing out that this is a "University of Memphis issue and the University of Kentucky will not comment further."

"Even though I'm not at risk, I will fully cooperate with the NCAA hearing," Calipari said via the statement. "Beyond that, I concur with the statement from the University of Kentucky and will have no further comment."

Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: May 28, 2009 1:06 am

Kentucky/Calipari release statement

I am very curious how this was kept quiet since the letter was posted January 16 of this year.  That's over 5 months ago now.  It seems someone in the media would have gotten wind and let this out of the bag during basketball season.  Obviously, U of M and Calipari knew about the investigation, and their reasons for keeping it under wraps is obvious.  But how did the media not jump all over such explosive news?

Can anyone shed some light for me on how this process works, maybe some rules we don't know about?  Gary? 

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2009 12:23 am

Dont be stupid

Calipari isnt dumb enough to leave his fingerprints laying around something like this. However, I dont think its unreasonable to believe that if something shady was going on, CAL knew all about it.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2009 12:19 am

Kentucky/Calipari release statement

It seems really funny that every time big time coach moves schools in NCAA basketball there is always some kind of violation at the old school, what is wrong with the NCAA can they not get this out before the guy leaves? Oh well just thought I'd get it off my mind.

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