Calipari: UK Not Under Investigation

by June 06, 2010

Andy Katz has the exclusive report: “Calipari was defiant in rebutting charges that there is an NCAA investigation into the men’s basketball program.’It’s not true,’ Calipari said. ‘It’s not true. When you’re coaching at Kentucky, you’re held to a different standard and like in politics there is a core group that absolutely loves you and everyone else is trying to unseat you in any way they can — anything to trip you up, that’s what it is. If you’re not up to that, then don’t coach at Kentucky,’ he said. ‘If you are faint of heart as they come at you, there’s no way to defend everything, then you march on.’… Calipari wouldn’t address the specifics in the transcript of former freshman guard Eric Bledsoe. The New York Times reported last Friday that there was the potential academic fraud and payments made during Bledsoe’s high school career in Alabama. If those allegations were investigated by the Alabama High School Association and if he were ruled ineligible, then the NCAA Eligibility Center could reopen his initial-eligibility case. When asked about the story, Calipari said: ‘Stop, there’s nothing there. I’m not going to talk about it.'”