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Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

Posted on: December 3, 2010 7:26 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2010 9:30 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Kentucky officials have asked the NCAA for an opportunity to submit additional information regarding the eligibility of freshman Enes Kanter, the school and NCAA announced Friday via a joint statement. A source told that the decision is a reaction to this week's ruling on Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton, who was cleared to play without conditions in Saturday's SEC Championship Game because the NCAA could not prove he ever knew his father shopped him to Mississippi State before he ultimately enrolled at Auburn.

Kanter was ruled permanently ineligible on Nov. 11 when the NCAA announced he received "benefits above actual and necessary expenses while playing for a club basketball team in Turkey," and UK agreed with the NCAA that the amount received was $33,033. But the ruling on Newton prompted the school to argue that Kanter wasn't aware of how much money the Turkish club was paying him because his parents handled all finances, point being that his case is similar to Newton's case in that the NCAA violations that occurred happened at the parental level.

Kanter, like Newton, simply wasn't aware of his parent's dealings.

That's essentially what Kentucky will argue.

The case could start moving as soon as next week.

Kentucky plays here at North Carolina on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 on CBS.
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Since: Oct 31, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2010 1:34 pm

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

The NCAA is screwed if they pick this criminal over Denard Robinson, Robinson deserves the award far more than Newton.

Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2010 12:05 pm

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

I could accept Kanter not being allowed to play.
under one condition:

If the NCAA would only treat everyone fairly and evenly.

It is not fair to take a final 4 from UMASS when
they refuse to take one from Duke for committing
the same offense.

Take the final 4 from KU for playing Arthur.
These clowns were quick to take it from Memphis.

Don't allow Selby to play, period.

Don't allow Newton to play, period.

Don't allow Calhoun to coach again, and
put his program on probation.

Don't allow Pearl to coach again.

Don't allow Rivers to play for Duke. K went
after this young man while he was committed to Florida.

Don't allow those players who were induced by
Jordan and other UNC alumni to play, period.
This is against the rules.

Be fair accross the board and I will fully support
all the NCAA's decisions.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:57 am

The NCAA is a JOKE

Even if they reinstate Kanter, the NCAA is the biggest sham I have ever witnessed.  Was anyone else shocked with their explanation on Cam?  I mean do they answer to anyone?? Of course not, we are all playing for them and they continue to do what ever they want to do and rake in the $.  I don't really think they will let Kanter play and I have no doubt Cam is dirty too. But they are just so unprofessional and inconsistent in how they do business.

The inconsistent ways the NCAA handles eligibility issues should make anyone cringe.  UK, UNC, KU, Duke... all of the big programs and alot of the less powerful programs have either benefited or been screwed by the way they handle things (sometimes retroactively). Memphis got slammed because they played a guy the NCAA cleared... but oh later realized they should NOT have cleared.  They went after UK for a guy that was cleared by THEM on the grounds that... his high school coach conspired to fix his night school math scores and helped pay mom's rent???

How far back are schools supposed to look to decide if it's ok to play a guy? Do you get private investigators? Do we interview all his teachers back to junior high? And how do you slam schools that play guys you yourself give a thumbs up approval to? 

Whether Kanter plays or not... whether they let Cam play or not the NCAA is a mockery of fairness.

Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2010 8:58 am

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

I guess these KU fans who think Kanter shouldn't be allowed to play think it is ok for Selby to play. Selby got money and benefits from an agent yet the NCAA lets him play. Yeah thats fair.

Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2010 2:02 am

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

The two issues aren't really alike. There are some commonalities between the two. But the NCAA maintains in the Newton case is that, yes Cam was unaware of his father's dealings no money changed hands so Cam did not benefit from his father's impropieties.

In the Kantner case, for arguments sake let's assume Enes was unaware of his families' agreement with the Turkish professional club, but did indeed benefit from the money paid to the family. Hence the improper benefit thought.

Gary, you might edit: Kantner, like Newton, simply wasn't unaware of his parent's dealings. That staement actually means he was aware of his parent's dealings.

Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 1:40 am

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

wow.. the "i didn't know defense" is going to be popular with everyone from now on.. oh my parents did it! without my knowledge!  you cann't punish me for something i had no control over.. but still controls me..  and makes descisons for me.. because they are my parents.  It is so sad that the NCAA cared more about football rating for the next 2-3 games than about the integrity of all sports..  but the NCAA and "amaturism" has been a joke for a while.

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2010 12:28 am

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

You're right, they're not close.  Kanters parents were given the money, in which a large portion was spent on tutoring for when he enrolled in college.  A huge chunk of that money is still sitting, unused and could simply be given back.  Meanwhile, Cam Newtons dad is practically pimping him out to Miss. St. But hey, he didn't know. Well, neither did Kanter.  Kanter should get the nod to play. Case closed!

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 12:19 am

Parrish must be in love with Calipari.

It must be hard for Jon Calipari to go to the bathroom with Gary Parrish hanging from his junk.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2010 11:40 pm

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

Dont see how these 2 issues are even close to similar...Kanter was pd $33,000 more than was allowed...Newton accepted $ closed

Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2010 9:20 pm

Newton case gives UK new angle with Kanter

Part of me wants Kanter cleared so Gary will shut the hell up about it but the other part of me knows Kanter should not play just like that same part of me knows Newton should not be playing. If Newton weren't on an SEC team in the running for a BCS Title with the potential to draw huge money for the NCAA he would have been ruled ineligible.

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