Calipari not involved in Memphis Mess
UK released a statement today (which you would have gotten from me, if you were one of my trusty Twitter followers!) regarding the situation in Memphis, where allegations of wrong-doing have surfaced over a former Calipari/Memphis player/recruit (most likely Derrick Rose). The UK statement:
First and foremost, there are no NCAA allegations against UK Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari. Coach Calipari was forthcoming with the University of Kentucky during the hiring process about any issues under investigation at the University of Memphis at that time.
It is normal procedure for the NCAA to ask a former coach to participate in a hearing. Therefore, Coach Calipari will participate as requested.
Coach John Calipari has received a letter from the NCAA stating that he is not at risk of being charged with any NCAA violations in this case.
This is a University of Memphis issue and the University of Kentucky will not comment any further.
So folks, don’t get too panicked until there is something to worry about. It is not great to hear, but it should still not tarnish Calipari.
Also, if you follow my Twitterings, you know that Pat Forde is an idiot. 🙂