Kentucky Sends Drake Cease And Desist Letter

by July 23, 2015

The Kentucky Wildcats apparently want Drake far away from their potential recruits.

Drizzy is an ardent supporter of Kentucky, and perhaps you remember the brick he put up at the 2014 Midnight Madness in Lexington, KY. That evening, Kentucky reported that four-star commit Charles Matthews requested a photo with Drake, which constitutes a Level III (non-suspension) violation.

Kentucky was obligated to send Drake a letter, and coach John Calipari tweeted that all is well.

More from Sporting News:

Kentucky issued Drake a cease-and-desist letter after his appearance at the school’s Big Blue Madness event because he took photos with some recruits.


Kentucky’s compliance office self-reported the impermissible communication between Drake and three potential student-athletes (PSAs) on April 27, according to a letter obtained by Sporting News as part of an open records request.


According to the details in the letter, Drake and his management team arrived at Rupp Arena prior to the event’s tipoff and were advised that “NCAA rules prohibited the institution from arranging contact between him and the PSAs as this would be an NCAA violation.” After informing the three recruits in town for Big Blue Madness that they were not allowed to have contact with Drake, athletic directors went as far as trying to coordinate who would be in the hallways to ensure that they did not cross paths.


After Big Blue Madness concluded, Drake “headed back toward the locker room to say goodbye to the head coach (who wasn’t there)” and “PSA #3 (whom Sporting News identified as four-star shooting guard commit Charles Matthews) approached Graham and requested a picture.”