Friday, July 02, 2010

More trouble a-brewin' in Lexington..





TMZ.com was the first to report today that the NCAA is investigating at least 4 players from this past season's UK basketball team for allegedly having illegal contacts with sports agents. 2 of the unnamed players were drafted to the NBA last week. Amateur athletes are not permitted to be in contact with professional agents, and individuals that do lose their amateur status. If any of these players were found to have been ineligible, Kentucky would have to forfeit any of the games in which that/those player(s) participated. The same thing happened to Coach John Calipari's Memphis team that went all the way to the 2008 National Championship game after Derrick Rose was found to be ineligible, as well as his 1996 tournament appearance with UMass when Marcus Camby was revealed to have accepted gifts and money while still a member of the team. Given his track record, it is not hard to believe that more shady business could be going on underneath Calipari’s “watchful” eye. This is already the second reported NCAA investigation to take place since their season ended in March. This is definitely a story that college basketball fans all over the country will be watching very closely. This may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and sends "Teflon JohnCalipari fleeing for the NBA onceagain.


Note: Say what you want about TMZ as a legitimate news source, but they were the first on the scene to report the tragic death of Michael Jackson, as well as Tiger Woods' infamous late-night car crash. It would not suprise me at all if they were the first to break another big story like Lebron signing his new contract (with the Bulls, I hope!). They just have the balls to report on what other media outlets are afraid to stick their necks out on and they will not shy away from a story just because they way end up being misinformed. That is definitely deserving of some respect in my book. 

1 comment:

  1. fuck kentucky. down with calipari!

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