Yahoo! Sports Bombshell Report

Yahoo! Sports Bombshell Report


AND I’M CHRIS GOODMAN. CHRIS: DESK 2 WILL AN ARTICLE BY YAHOO SPORTS TAKE DOWN MANY MAJOR COLLEGE PROGRAMS INCLUDING KENTUCKY? DIA: DESK 1 ALAN CUTLER …. JOINS US … LIVE …. WITH THE LEX 18 BIG STORY .. TODAY AT NOON. OVER 20 DIVISION ONE PROGRAMS AND MORE THAN 25 PLAYERS ARE NAMED BY YAHOO SPORTS. KEVIN KNOX SENIOR TOLD ME THAT HE’S NOT CONCERNED ABOUT HIS SON, UK’S LEADING SCORER BEING ABLE TO PLAY TOMORROW. IN THE REPORT, THEY HAVE KNOX MEETING WITH CHRISTIAN DAWKINS OF ASM AGENCY. IF THEY MET AND DAWKINS PAID FOR A MEAL, THAT’S ILLEGAL. KEVIN KNOX SENIOR TOLD ME THAT HE’S NEVER MET WITH DAWKINS, CAN’T TALK ABOUT ABOUT THIS BECAUSE UK IS HANDLING THIS AND HE ISN’T CONCERNED. TWO OTHER FORMER UK STARS ARE IN THE REPORT, AND IT INVOLVES MONEY. BAM ADEBAYO IS LISTED BY YAHOO SPORTS AS TAKING A $12,500 LOAN WITH ASM. IN ANOTHER LIST, THEY SAY THERE WAS A “BAD LOAD” OF $36,500. THE ALLEGED LOAN OF $12,500 HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER BAM SIGNED WITH UK. IF TRUE, THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM. NERLENS NOEL IS LISTED AS TAKING A $4,350 LOAN FROM ASM SPORTS. HE DID HAVE ASM’S ANDY MILLER AS AN AGENT. BUT AT THE ALLEGED TIME OF THE LOAN, NERLENS WAS IN THE NBA. KEVIN KNOX IS LISTED ON AN EXPENSE REPORT MEETING OR HAVING A MEAL WITH FORMER ASM’S CHRISTIAN DAWKINS. BUT AGAIN, HIS FATHER TOLD ME HE’S NEVER MET CHRISTIAN DAWKINS. …. PRESIDENT ELI CAPILOUTO SAYS…..QUOTE… “AS I SAID TO OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES THIS MORNING, WE LEARNED LATE LAST NIGHT OF A REPORT FROM YAHOO SPORTS THAT PROVIDES MORE DETAILS REGARDING DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL NCAA VIOLATIONS. WE BEGAN IMMEDIATELY TO CONDUCT OUR DUE DILIGENCE, AND WE WILL COOPERATE FULLY WITH ANY APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES… END QUOTE. CALIPARI ALSO IN A STATEMENT SAYS… “I HAVE NO RELATIONSHIP WITH ANDY MILLER OR ANY OF HIS ASSOCIATES. NEITHER MY STAFF NOR I UTILIZED ANY AGENT, INCLUDING ANDY MILLER OR ANY OF HIS ASSOCIATES, TO PROVIDE ANY FINANCIAL BENEFITS TO A CURRENT OR FORMER KENTUCKY STUDENT- ATHLETE. WE WILL COOPERATE FULLY WITH THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.” UK ATHLETICS DIRECTOR MITCH BARNHART SAYS THAT UK HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED BY THE FBI OR THE NCAA, BUT UK HAS CONTACTED THE NCAA AND THE SEC. NCAA PRESIDENT MARK EMMERT SAYS THAT IF WHAT YAHOO SPORTS IS REPORTING IS TRUE, COLLEGE SPORTS MUST BE FIXED AND THAT THE NCAA WILL FIX IT, AND THAT COLLEGE BASKETBALL WILL BE PLAYED WITH, AND THIS IS THE WORD HE USED, WITH INTEGRITY. BACK TO YOU.

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