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Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

Posted on: September 14, 2010 9:18 am
Edited on: September 14, 2010 9:28 am
Conflicting grades on Eric Bledsoe's high school transcript and a night-school grade report from Parker High in Alabama have called into question whether the former Kentucky standout should've been eligible to play for the Wildcats last season, Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News reported Tuesday.

According to the report, Bledsoe's four-year transcript shows he made an A in Algebra 3 in night school as a senior by receiving a 90 during each of the two sessions, but an actual grade report from those two sessions obtained by the paper shows Bledsoe with what should've been a C average. Bledsoe "barely qualified" for initial eligibility thanks to the A he received in Algebra 3, the paper reported. If not for that grade, the paper said, the one-and-done guard would've been ineligible at Kentucky and thus unable to start in the backcourt beside fellow first-round pick John Wall.

Bledsoe helped UK win 35 games last season.

He's now a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Category: NCAAB

Since: Jan 24, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2010 11:39 am

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

The NCAA assumed someone else took Rose's SAT, the NCAA is assuming Bledsoe's grades were changed, how did both schools know these transgressions happend? They both have no idea, therefore both schools will share the same penalties. Sorry BUB, things are not looking so hot.

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 10:34 am

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades


   Not sure which GP article you are referring to as the link you posted was no longer valid.  However, if it is the one I am thinking of the point to the article is that the NCAA shows BIAS.  The main point was the Maggette situation at Duke and now in the same season the Darrell Aurther situation going unpunished and Memphis getting punished.  Also the Aurther situation is more akin to this situation than the Rose situation for the following one reason.  He refuted the NCAA using strict liability even though they claim they do.

The NCAA asked Memphis to re-review the situation with the test before the Christmas break (I am recalling from memory) and they were given a chance to fix the situation in the NCAA's mind.  The NCAA felt like Memphis should have known.  They were given a second chance to sit Rose during the tournament and they still didn't do it (again from memory so don't shoot me if I am wrong here).  They also ruled that Kansas couldn't have known of the situation with DA.  

Now you look at the UK situation, Bledsoe went through two rounds of review by the NCAA clearinghouse and they still cleared him.  One of the competing college coaches which was hoping to retain Bledsoe's services leaked a transcript to the media (by the way which is illegal and if this thing continues will likely serve some jail time) and this fiasco started back in late Feb of this season.  Still to this date no formal investigation is ongoing with this situation.  They are waiting for the ruling from the AHSAA before deciding to proceed or to drop the situation.

So UK has no response on it because as far as they are concerned their is nothing or no one to respond to.

Oh well, done with this.  It's nice being the king of the mountain again.  Same crap was going on when Pitino was coaching at UK.  He was always cheating because no way that 10 NBA players would want to be on his team at the same time.  Nope, no way at all.

Well they did.  Secondly, the nation better be glad he bolted for the NBA because he would be the most heralded college coach for his record (not for his off the court antics) of all times if he had stayed at UK.  He has admitted as much that it was probably the worst mistake he ever made leaving Kentucky and going to the NBA. 

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 11:01 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

Are you people serious? You have nothing better to do with your time than hate on the University of Kentucky? When are you people going to get your facts straight and judge something without bias or rumors? Coach John Calipari had nothing to do with Marcus Camby taking money from an agent. He is responsible right or wrong for his players much like you are responsible for your children. If your child gets caught shoplifting, did you do it? No, but you take the responsibility. If your child breaks the law, did you do it? No, but you have to take responsibility. Was John Calipari there when Derrick Rose had someone take his test for him? Of coarse not! besides that, the NCAA cleared him to play, so he played. And this whole business with Eric Bledsoe occurred while he was in high school, and once again he was cleared by the NCAA. So he played. If you people spent half as much time and effort supporting your team or some good cause in life, instead of witchhunting John Calipari and hating UK, you might actually make a difference and count for something! it is a sad day in the sporting world when the trend is to hate and root against another coach or team instead of cheering for your own coach and team. This just makes no sense to me!

Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 11:01 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

poor pitiful louisville fans who just love to get what little joy they can about bashing uk fans over things they have no control over...we're all fans of the game and that's's not like we have any control over what go's on away from the court...and you can't lie and say you wouldn't have been estatic to have a player of bledsoe's caliber in the 'ville

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:34 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

it is not even close,huh? well, how about the fact that UConn provided Nate Miles with lodging, transportation, meals in expensive restuarants, and representation on top of exceeding the allowable phone calls and texts? does that make it closer? what a hater!

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:28 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

how about you focus on your teams and their cheating. uconn is under investigation for cheating, and your high and mighty coach Jim Calhoun is at the center of it. your beloved New England Patriots were caught cheating and had draft picks taken away form them as punishment. just remember that anytime you point your finger at others, you have three pointing back at you. damn, i can not stand a hater!

Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:49 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

Any time a teacher says "ain't," you know that the institution is impeccable.

Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 4:02 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

All Aboard,

Bledsoe's case is under review from the NCAA.  If it is proven that Bledsoe did not make an A in this course, Kentucky will most likely forfeit the 2009-2010 season.  The NCAA uses "strict liability" in these situations.  Memphis was supposedly unaware of Derrick Rose's testing issues, yet were still forced to forfeit the season.  Garry Parrish wrote a very good article on this subject.  . 

But, it may be three seasons vacated by Calipari, at three different schools.  He continues to sign high risk athletes, but still comes out clean.  Not sure how he does it.  The schools that he leaves usually pay the price, but he not only continues to get jobs, he also gets paid a huge salary.  I guess Kentucky deserves everything they get....

Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 3:07 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades


Probably the first of many reports coming down in the next year or so regarding all the dirty crap this coach has pulled.

Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 2:54 pm

Report: Bledsoe's record has conflicting grades

I see Midway has jumped on the train.  Midway do a little research and you find that your beloved coach K has had some issues with ineligible players (Corey Magette) and even Roy Williams at Kansas (improper benefits).  So please spare me the Coach Cal is a cheater crap.  It has to be proven that either Calipari or UK knew of the grade change( research Darell Arthur at Kansas).  If it is shown that this is the case then yes UK should forfeit the season.  All shcools push the rules to the limit when it comes to recruiting.  All Aboard.

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