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On the Kevin Ware Rumor


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If you missed the radio show this morning, you not only will not be able to hear discussion on a tennis blogger with a wonderful voice, but you also missed the discussion of the much-whispered Kevin Ware rumor from Friday night. You can hear the complete discussion at the link here, but Drew and I go into some detail on what spread amongst the media on Friday night. The short version is this. A rumor spread (first on UL message boards, fan forums and Twitter) that Kevin Ware had been kicked off the UL basketball team due to multiple violations of the same team rule. While we initially dismissed the notion as mere fan chatter, after some digging, I (and others in the media) began to believe it was true. At some point over the past few weeks, the rumor goes, Ware was dismissed after the latest violation and the team was told he would no longer be with the team. The rumor spread online, in part, because team members told multiple people that Ware was no longer on the team. It then finally leaked to media at the end of last week.

As of now, no member of the Louisville media has come out and reported the story, and my guess is that no one will. I spoke with UL spokesman Kenny Klein on Friday night, and he told me Ware is on the team now, but said he did not go as far as to say that no dismissal had ever occurred (to be fair, he had been away from the program for a week and it was late on a Friday night…Klein is a great guy and nothing but a professional…he is the one guy in the UL administration that I have nothing but good things to say about). With Ware apparently back on the team, those that don’t want to believe the rumor are given an out not to believe it, and the story can be blamed on the evil KSR guys (ignoring that it started on UL fan sites). As of yet (not surprisingly), no Louisville media member has gotten a quote from anyone involved with UL saying that Ware was not kicked off. It will be interesting to see if they give such a quote as there are many around Louisville, including multiple Card fans and media members, who would realize that such a quote would be false (notice that most UL blogs, run by intelligent people who probably know a great deal of the back story, have had nothing to say about the story). But if they acknowledge that a dismissal took place, it takes the story away from KSR-world to the media as a whole…I will be interested to see (a) what stance they will take and (b) if Louisville media will stop slurping on the Louisville lollipop long enough (hey Tom Jurich…can you pay for us to go play a golf course again soon!!!!) to actually investigate and get an answer.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter. Kevin Ware is an inspirational story to many and probably the most famous college basketball player in America right now. Players get dismissed all the time and this isn’t the first time Ware has had issues (he was suspended “indefinitely” during the season…a suspension that lasted for one day). In fact, I don’t think the story is really about Ware at all…it is yet another example of a Louisville media setting in which members investigate nothing and are essentially cogs in the UL propaganda machine. I hope Kevin Ware plays this year and whatever dismissal occurred ends up staying reversed. But what is clear is that the truth will never be released by anyone involved with the media in Louisville, as they are too busy trying to have Uncle Tom treat them well and not bring thunder upon their news organizations. I expect that from fan sites and fan blogs (the UL equivalents to KSR), but the fact that the mainstream media is complicit as well is sad…and part of why nary a negative word will ever be said about Saint Tom and the Cards in the city of Louisville.

But hey, Michael Dyer promised not to bring a gun to campus with him…so all must be fine.

Article written by Matt Jones

141 responses to “On the Kevin Ware Rumor”

  1. Dooley

    Maybe it’s a coincidence but why does every UL bball player that gets seriously hurt end up playing ball somewhere else? They truly are UL first because they could care less about their own players.

  2. jimbob

    LOL Classic KSR. “With Ware apparently back on the team, those that don’t want to believe the rumor are given an out not to believe it, and the story can be blamed on the evil KSR guys” So there was never any confirmation that any of this actually happened, and if people don’t believe it then that’s taking an “out.” You guys are hilarious.

  3. Wildcat17

    I heard the rumor Saturday from the Loserville fans themselves….they all said he was kicked off…there is noting in the media about it either

  4. Marcus L Owens

    Who cares?

  5. StupidKat

    This is stupid, but I bet some louisville fan will get into a big fuss about it.

  6. J in Orlando

    Nice article…Louisville media protects UL and allows them to get away with running one of the most corrupt athletic depts in college sports; UL fans who will be first in line to criticize other programs operations will step up first to defend this program they know nothing about because tattoos are forever.

  7. Non Story

    Is a BIG click maker.

  8. Rick

    He was kicked off for a day and now for an hour and next it will be 15 seconds. #2 you are right those guys are hilarious and cat fans love them for it, so thanks for the compliment.

  9. Loserville media

    Loserville’s media is a bunch of puss.ies. Never seen such a group of little girls afraid of some jackass wearing a turtleneck. Time to grow a pair and REPORT SOMETHING.

  10. mudcat

    I am with #4. When is James Young and the Harrison twins going to be on campus? BTW, Matt appreciate all that you do for us ouside the Bluegrass.

  11. RKA

    Hey Jimbob. KSR is hilarious and it’s fun to read, and then watch you all get so worked up. I have UL friends and they act just like you. Their funny as well.

  12. DREWBLUE

    Amazing how fast Tard fans reply on this site. Little Brother forever.

  13. 2_Shoes

    What’s funny is that no media member ever released what his “indefinite” suspension was for in the middle of the season. Truth -> if you remember Wayne Blackshear injured his shoulder during practice. This happen because Ware and Blackshear got into a tussle and Blackshear’s shoulder got injured because Ware “slammed” him to the ground. Pitino told Ware he was suspended until Blackshear could play. But, why would any media members report the truth?

  14. John

    9) Dude your text is representing you not Matt, and when you talk like a fool its representing you and the university you like.

  15. Smitty

    10 – I bet it is not even a turtleneck, probably a dickie.

  16. J in Orlando

    12 he never posted any story on twitter…find someone to read his twitter feed to you…I saw this on other schools boards weeks before Matt ever mentioned it…face it, Ware was dismissed…then Pitino found out Chane was also involved, and had to reverse the decision…he cant afford to lose them both

  17. Crash Boycot

    4-I’m with you. Who gives a damn? Not like he’s any good anyway! I really couldn’t give two shits less

  18. Ethics

    Matt since you are sort of in the media and I and sure you follow Dre Barker. Where is your story and outrage over other media member not following up on Barker tweeting about driving Stoops’ new car. When will you story be written? Thanks.

  19. J in Orlando

    11 21st at earliest, 27th at latest…moving along…

  20. Blue Truth

    Lol the Card fans here are ridiculous. They get all worked up over UK blogs. Live in our shadow and suck d!ck.

  21. John

    9 got deleted

  22. Pitino

    National Champs

  23. TommyJ

    Matt you better take this post down immediately or I’ll make sure to rub your face with my dickie (you are right, people, it’s not really a turtleneck…can you imagine how much sweat I’d generate in a turtleneck)

  24. English

    19. You don’t speak me very well do you?

  25. Inside Info

    Matt,
    PLEASE REPLY TO THIS POST. Why do you criticize UL media for not really investigating and reporting on facts/knowledge received? You’re more in cohoots with Cal than any UL media member is with Jurich and/or Pitino.

    I sent you a report that was sent to me by a colleague on the outlandish behavior of UK basketball student-athletes in the classroom (can be found here: http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/exc_041911.shtml)

    And you never reported on it. All you ever report is how great these kids are and how their the best students in the world. Don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house.

  26. jimbob

    #12 – I’m so worked up. My funny hurts.

  27. ky girl

    16—-Love your comment…so true lol

  28. jimbob

    LOL You guys claim to have discovered this rumor on Louisville message boards and then tell Louisville fans that they are little brother for showing up to your little message board. The hypocrisy is so thick and rich in Lexington.

  29. Truth about Ware

    You will never Know Me.

  30. CatFan

    So what you are saying is you want more people on the UL media like Tipton? On Friday we will see an entire article on here making fun on Tipton. You cant have it both ways. What way do you want it???

  31. Turner the Burner

    30 – Oh yeah? You know Eric?

  32. Loserville media

    26… Inside info. “You’re more in cohoots with Cal than any UL media member is with Jurich and/or Pitino.” You’re argument lost all validity right there.

  33. rick

    #29, You need to be worried about Hurtt and thanks agian for the compliment in your earlier post.

  34. Lol@lilbro

    29 Matt doesn’t claim to not go to UofL message boards. He’s a sports blogger, not surprised he goes to other sports blogs. But you can bet your welfare check that I’ve never been to a UofL message board bc I don’t care what you all are talking about. But here you are on ours, getting all butt hurt. Also even if Matt is on UofL boards I doubt he takes time out of his day to argue with people he knows are going to disagree with him, I’m sure he just reads for entertainment.

  35. jimbob

    33 – who needs to know someone to make crazy allegations about them? I got a source on twitter that says Bledsoe can’t read and until Barnhart says otherwise it must be true.

  36. Loserville media

    29. And your on a fuggin UK board. That must make you extra thick on our di.ck.

  37. Young Gun

    @ 26, Inside Info: Your article does nothing for your point. The teacher stated that she had problems with 3 students who did not want to be in her class. They just so happened to be basketball players. I wouldn’t want to be there either, that class sounds like a joke.

  38. J in Orlando

    30 he was a math savant, mastered alebra 3 before cracking an algebra 2 book…he was like Russel Crowe in “a Beautiful Mind” lol

  39. Lol@lilbro

    also 29 our “little” message board is more popular than any UofL board. hell it’s probably even more popular to UofL fans than any UofL site is. And Matt’s radio show gets #1 ratings…in Louisville.

  40. Lemmings

    We rule the comment section here.

  41. jimbob

    36 – isn’t Matt so dreamy? I totally read this for entertainment too, just like matt. i’m so butt hurt!!!!!!!! desperate fans of losing teams make me so jealous!!!!

  42. ktmiln2

    29. If you’d listen to what they said on the show, they went to the UL board after a bunch of people emailed them about the rumor. But facts are optional.

  43. notbillyg

    WGAS?

  44. Eric Bledsoe

    I can write my name on my million dollar contract, so su.ck it! I know Cards fans can also write their names on their welfare checks.

  45. Hey 26

    #26 – you realize that your “report” just says that basketball players were goofing off in the classroom, right? “Talking, laughing, and innappropriate use of cell phones”!!!! I’m surprised they weren’t arrested on the spot for such outlandish behavior. We should expect so much more out of college freshman.

  46. Kanye of ksr

    42. jimbo. You’re so pathetic it’s funny. You obviously have no life at all what so ever. When will you reTARD fans learn that your hits are lining Matt’s pockets. Why can’t you just apply yourself at getting a life? Now make yourself useful and come empty my trash can on the curb.

  47. kelleydog

    So Matt, it’s ok for me to pass along a rumor as long as I read it on the supporting team’s website. Or is this the standard response when you get caught passing along an unconfirmed rumor – which one is it Matt.

  48. jimbob

    I love Matt. Except I hate that he won’t spend a night with me.

  49. Linda Taylor

    Here is the tweet that Matt sent out that all the UL fans are blaming him for the Kevin Ware/Chane Behanen mess:

    Entire Louisville media scrambling to try and confirm the same UL story tonight…none of us can but all are trying

    Unbelievable. UL fans feel the need to blame everything bad that happens in their program on Matt and KSR. But that’s OK it just puts more money in Matt’s pockets.

  50. jimbob

    43 – I don’t listen to the show so I wouldn’t know that. but I did hear about this post from somewhere else which is why I’m here but oh no little brother syndrome!!!

    45 – LOL Welfare!

  51. Kdawg

    48 why do you need Matt’s permission to pass along rumors? Aren’t you an adult? can’t you make your own decisions? Is Matt who you go to for all your life decisions?

  52. JimmyBoy

    51 so you “heard” about this post and thought coming here to argue was going to actually get you somewhere? lol all you did was help keep this site successful.

  53. louisville sucks ballsacks

    Who cares?? The only reason this guy is known was because of that injury. He sucks. Loserville will get ttheirs this December. GO BIG BLUE!!

  54. jimbob

    47 – LOL like i give a shit about page clicks. i obviously have no life at all what so ever! who would have a life and end up on a KSR comments section? only losers, amirite?!

  55. jasonapple

    Louisville media was scorned by pitino when he got caught with his pants down.I feel like he punished some of them and wouldn’t talk them because he thought they were making a “big” deal out of it.I think the media is afraid he will do it again.I thought pitino said something like I wish some bigger news would happen so they would leave me alone.Pitino would have had a nervous breakdown if he did those things in New York.

  56. Matt is a joke

    Still waiting on you to comment on Drew Barker committing an NCAA violation by tweeting that he drove Stoops’ car. You working on that story jack@ass?

  57. jimbob

    53 – woops i meant i “read” about it on “twitter” but i didn’t know if you guys knew those words or not.

  58. Louisvillefancomesinpeace

    As a Louisville fan, it’s damn frustrating that your analogy about the Louisville media is 100% true. While I think the UK journalism is awful, yet at least honest, the U of L journalism is as propaganda-filled as it is typo-filled.

    From a fan’s perspective, I actually think you’re discounting the amount of disdain the bloggers have for this little censorship concept that U of L has created. We’re all Cards fans and want nothing more than the best opportunities for all our programs, and Jurich has done wonders for the school in that regard, but I think Coffey, Rutherford, and the rest of them all try to write and speak as honestly as possible and pride themselves on being the true voices of U of L -centric sports journalism instead of buying in to the Howie Lindsey school of cheerleading.

    Anyway, rant over. Love my Cards. Respect to you guys as well, though. Great points, Mr. Jones. Cheers!

  59. J in Orlando

    57 Tweeting that you drove a car isnt a violation

  60. Truth

    60) it is when it is you future college coach’s car. Look it up di@kweed.

  61. J in Orlando

    59 I think you just lost your UL fan card for being intelligent and reasonable…without more oversight by the media, there is no telling the amount of trouble your program could get into…

  62. Kanye of ksr

    55. Calm down man, there’s help out there for people like you. We all see it your on here for attention and desperation. Your dad wasn’t around for you so you hurt and look for attention even when it’s in the wrong places. Tell your mom I said hi and ill be over around 8.

  63. J in Orlando

    61 just tweeting it isnt a story unless a violation actually occurred, like when Behanan and Ware tweeted about the Mercedes they “borrowed”…tweeting it alone isnt a violation…re-word your comments so you appear to have some intellig…haha I cant even type that with a straight face, youre too dumb to reason with

  64. Auto Club

    Taking a ride in a coach’s car is not a violation. Being provided a car to drive is, however.

  65. jimbob

    64 – how much did matt and lexington media thoroughly investigate the tweet? how come there isn’t a grand inquisition about the tweet?! we want answers!!!

    63 – mom jokes! oh shit!

  66. Ky'sbest

    Well Matt just got his ass completely handed to him on twitter by Eric Crawford, and it was very funny to watch. I suspect it’s gonna be a lot like this years UK-UL football game will be.

  67. J in Orlando

    56 Pitino tried for years to leave UL for an NBA team (not one team was remotely interested), until he realized he was better off in a place where the media was controlled to protect his thin skin**

    **thinness could be due to a sexually contracted condition…research is being conducted

  68. That Guy

    The bitterness of some in this comments section is strong. And how can anyone with half a bit of intelligence not realize how utterly terrified the Louisville media is of reporting ANYTHING that makes the Cards look bad? It’s just how it is and Jones is simply pointing that out (and I actually had a buddy sent me a text about the Ware thing about an hour before Jones put his mystic tweet out on Friday, so I don’t think it started with Jones). Don’t get so bent out of shape about it. It makes you look even more petty than normal.

  69. jimboob

    67 while you’re busy swinging from our jocks, why don’t you investigate it?

  70. DREWBLUE

    63 I’ll see you on the way out. Leave change for a 10.

  71. J in Orlando

    69 Eric Crawford is defending what little integrity he may have left…he has already lost his identity as a “journalist”…What is very telling is how UL fans know which media members’ defense to come to…which is weird if they are supposed to be objective?

  72. jimboob

    73 8 > 3 and also, who has more wins in the head-to-head battles between the two schools? In football and basketball? So if we suck, you all swallow.

  73. Eric Crawford

    Even I can’t take up for Louisville fans, they are so stupid. If you think I schooled Matt, you don’t know what schooling is. Then again, that’s what happens when you drop out of school in 4th grade, Tards.

  74. CardFan

    when we can’t think of anything intelligent to say (which is most of the time) we just go to calling you all inbreds. it’s so clever to us!

  75. Mike

    Will the truth ever be known. Come on Bozich, Crawford

  76. Scott

    Well this is my last visit to the site. Your only evidence is that there was no story so you condemn the Louisville media? Eric Crawford is a hundred times the journalist. Go back to Duke

  77. Musehobo

    I have to be honest, I don’t care if the local media want to dodge tough questions when it comes to UL. I can’t blame them. I wish Jerry Tipton didn’t do his crap here. The Yum Center thing was different though. Those shenanigans really affect the city.

  78. UKBlue

    This isn’t just about the media, it’s also about the hypocrisy & propaganda of UL. What’s the point of suspending someone, kicking them off the team, having rules, if you have no plan of living up to them? I’ve always said, if Rick mouth moving you know he’s lying; after all the lies, how anyone could believe anything Rick says is beyond me. This year was UL last hoorah of whatever, once they have to start playing real teams, reality is getting ready to hit them in the face.

  79. Al/in/Indy

    Ha ha ha ha Eric Crawford schooled who? Are we talking about the same Eric Crawford that left the Courier Journal just mere days before getting the ax because he wasn’t up to par on a less that 2 star paper?
    Holy cow my parrot refused to “ish” on his columns because he thought there was enough “ISH” written on it before I put it in his cage….EC handing it to anyone is a complete farce. Hell, FB barely keeps him on there because he sucks so bad…..HA HA HA HA HA HA

  80. CatsFan

    Its ironic to hear Matt Jones and my fellow UK fans lament the Louisville media’s hypocrisy and propaganda. Look at the treatment Tipton (and the entire LHL) receives (and probably deservedly so) from the fans and KSR. Tipton may be a total D-bag, but his whole agenda seems to be investigating UK and not being a “cog in the UK media machine”. So while we all hate Tipton, if you don’t have a Tipton like person in the local media, then you are left with scenes like we have in Louisville. I’m just saying you can’t have it both ways I guess.

  81. jimbob

    80 – ISH!

  82. Simon

    He will redshirt this year, never kicked off team. JFYI

  83. cardfan3000

    who really cares. all this site does and the uk radio does is talk shit about UL. Get off our dicks.

  84. Little Bro Lives

    Oh Little Brother lives on! They win their own title in 26 years and they still can’t grow a pair. Must suck to only be able to cheer your team every 26 years.

  85. J in Orlando

    85 I dont know how some of you tie your own shoes

  86. MustangCat

    Funny (ha ha) how UL fans respond on here INSTANTLY all day!?! I NEVER visit UL sites. WOnder why they are on here 24-7? If you UL fans want to prove who’s players are the worst? Just do a police blotter? Easy enough there boys. While your at it ladies, why don’t a few of you get out of bed and put together a report on Coach Strongs situation last year with that assault in the locker room by two of his players – against a team-mate? And how exactly he responded to all of that? The reports are out there on that. No version of that makes your coach look good. facts on that one are that: 2 UL players, twin brothers, jumped a team-mate in the locker room. Beat him severely enough to put him in the hospital. Coach Strong pays him a visit in the hospital. ASKS HIM AND FAMILY TO NOT PRESS CHARGES AGAINST THE TWO?! Wants them to “let him handle it internally?! SO, how does he “handle it internally”? He kicks the assualted player off the team and does nothing to the brothers??? Player and family file suit against UL. Have they “settled” out of court with them yet?

  87. D+ law student

    Looks like you have all the answers Matt. Why don’t you break the story? Be the hero and report it.

  88. J in Orlando

    86 Cmon man…stick to the facts…27 years

  89. BlueSheepSays

    #85. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa!little brother

  90. KY'sbest

    Most UK fans believe that the term
    Touchscreen involves walking to their front door

  91. The Story So Far

    U of L: ლ(ಠ_ಠლ) – PAY ATTENTION TO ME, PAY ATTENTION TO ME, PAAAAYYYY ATTENNTIONNN TO MEEEEEEEEE

    UK: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ok, whatever, let’s talk about ethics, win percentage, total championships, hotter girls on campus, and so on

    U of L: (╯ಥ_ಥ)╯ SHUT UP YOU REDNECKS CALIPARI CHEATS STOP TALKING ABOUT MEEEEEE

  92. J in Orlando

    So many comments have been taken off none of my referenced comments even apply anymore lol

  93. J in Orlando

    This is T-Shirt Gate all over again lol

  94. UKBlue

    This is UL dirty laundry & leaks coming from UL fans on their own blogs. UL fans apparently like ratting out their own people & airing their dirty laundry for anyone to read about. UL & the Louisville media are doing everything to cover up their dramas, and it makes it extremely hard to do this if UL fans are airing their dirty laundry for everyone to read about.

  95. J in Orlando

    UKBlue…it doesnt even matter if it happened…ULs athletic dept is involved in much worse corruption than this…it just proves the point that “sports journalism” is an oxymoron and doesn’t make any effort to keep within ethical guidelines…at least Matt is honest about what he does

  96. MustangCat

    It must be tough going through life with no identity. We MADE ours, you PAID for yours. FOrever makes yours prostitution. Sell yourself to get what you want. At UK, we have the “lunatic fringe” of the fan base. Thankfully, most of those moved to Louisville to follow their coach. Blended right in. Can’t tell them apart from the entire UL fanbase…..

  97. MustangCat

    In other words, our “rejects” make up half your fan base. No, make that 3/4 of your fan base. You didn’t have much of one to start with. We have so many fans that we never miss the re-C/Tards. I’ve never met a UL fan that didn’t scare me at first sight. And that’s not the kind of “scare” that is associated with fear.

  98. Rain Man

    #39, I didn’t need to take Algebra 2 either.

  99. brain

    Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

  100. ButtCake

    I heard it was football season. Any truth to that? A rumor?

  101. Bunny

    There’s no need for the “Uncle Tom” reference, Matt…

  102. me

    #101 – he gave us the Harrow story when Harrow left. He was careful with his wording to avoid undue harm to the kid, but he did tell us what was up.

    #103 – most of the KSR listeners are in Louisville. Stirring the rivalry pot and making jabs at the Louisville sports media gets a big thumbs-up from a large percentage of the KSR fanbase.

  103. Joe

    I hear ya 105, it’s cool. Just irritating to me that’s all, it makes us look petty. The double standard is getting very old. I’d much rather hear the good news that the twins & young are here!

  104. Dan

    I understand that louisville fans are frustrated socially awkward people and they need to have a place to displays their illusions of grandeur, but just by being on this site you are promoting Matt jones.
    You are basically being vocal about hating Walmart but still buying the products.

  105. KT

    Hilarious and from the looks of a few of the posts on here you did well to ruffle some feathers among the dirty birds. I get a kick out of how many Card fans come to this site, particularly the ones trolling to get a rise out of somebody they will never meet. I’ve never listened to a UL radio show or gone to a UL blog but most of the Cards I work with are obsessed with what comes out of KSR – I even called one of them out for secretly listening to the radio show podcasts one day. The ridiculousness makes me smile at least so I have trouble hating too much. Go Cats!

  106. Jon

    Keep fighting the good fight Matt. It’s not always easy to say the truth, especially when it makes more enemies for you.

  107. Wonder why 108?

    They can get all of their Louisville news here

  108. Saleeot

    Not a UofL fan….but why does this matter? It’s football season, isn’t there anything else to cover? Bloggers (smh)

  109. come on

    Really out of hand.
    Was it not posted on a U of L site prior to ???any KSR comments that Ware and Behanon were sent to Owensboro to do community service for violating team rules? Why Owensboro? Out of site? Is charity work punishment for breaking rules? As stated before plenty of charity work here in Louisville. Did Behanon brag about doing something nice without acknowleging it being made to. In the scheme of things not like murder but just not behavior expected from people that are responsible for teaching others.
    A supreme court judge from Louisville once said “Daylight is the best anticeptic ” guess doesn’t aply now.

  110. UK56always

    #110 They were probably sent to Owensboro because the Daniel Pitino homeless shelter is there. That is one of Rick’s pet charities. Also they would be 209 miles away from anybody that gives a sh*t!

  111. UK56always

    Sorry 109 Miles…my bad!

  112. UK56always

    I think Ware should become an actor and “Break a Leg!”

  113. ridiculous

    matthew you are me

  114. bob

    Matt Jones should write for the National Enquirer…hey Matt did you see that UFO last night,Loch Ness Monster? UK has been throwing games with UF for 26 years. John Calapari is Adolph Rupp reincarnated, Mark (Bugs Bunny) Stoops is Bear Bryant reincarnated…major cover up in the journalistic world for UL, but Matt Jones knows the truth. Probably a good idea your not a lawyer anymore….

  115. bigcatstanding

    beings how this is where all the conversation is taking place, does anyone know any new news on da Harrison twins and James Young. From the quote Calipari said the other day they were all there. at least that’s what I got, he said that they were showing great chemistry as a group, and said the Harrison twins and Julius Randle was going to be the leaders. To me that sounds like he is seeing them together. and DeMarcus Cousins comment referred he played against them and was impressed with Julius Randle. Then you have Eric Bledsoe saying he did the same and was impressed with the Harrison twins and Julius Randle. GO BBN. ILF#9

  116. bigcatstanding

    #111 you got that right you could put him 10 miles outside of Louisville, and he would be 10 miles from anyone that gives a shi t.

  117. Media Mafia

    Louisville media is just like Obama media. They have little get togethers to get the story straight.

  118. scorpiocard

    And this is the guy who constantly goes on and on and on and on about how U of L fans are obseesed with uk.

    WTF????

    Matt Jones never stops talking about U of L, or its fans.

    Oh the absurd comic irony…

  119. http://infieldtv.com/hot-girls-of-vine-pt-1/

    Why is this being blow out of proportion? I’m willing to bet that more than half of the users of this website or really any website are weed smokers themselves. It’s ridiculous to assert that weed should be legalized, or it being ok to use weed at home and then advocate that a college kid receive punishment for partaking in the very thing that you fellas partake in yourself!

  120. BBNjeff

    Seriously who cares? This is a UK site, I like Kevin Ware but I could careless whats going on at UL, let them do what they do and lets just worry about ourselves. And its just a “rumour” so let it go. If you’re a UK fan and you care that much about it then you might as well call yourself a Louisville fan. Anyways just my 2 cents. Go Cats

  121. bob

    Matt Jones breaking HUGE story. He thinks John Calapari is squeaky clean and the Louisville Journalist wrote the following and used his name:Matt Jones Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am
    All the while running one of the dirtiest programs in America….

    Matt Jones Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 12:57 am
    “I am not going to make a post on the subject. But travel in recruiting circles and you won’t find anyone who thinks that program is clean. You are free to have any feeling about Calipari u wish but I am not a fan of his tactics on building a program.”

    “You just knew it was gonna happen deep down. Karma is a weird thing and it strikes at weird times and you just couldnt imagine that Memphis would really be allowed to win a national title. With a team full of players that had run-ins with the authorities, after the fight earlier this season at UAB, after their constant problems with free throw shooting and Coach Calipari’s mocking of it as an issue and the coach’s less than stellar reputation with the NCAA, you just HAD to think that it would catch up with them.”

    “As for Memphis, you just knew this would happen. All year, they have laughed in the face of those who said you didnt need to hit free throws to win, and it was those free throws that lost the game. I make jokes about this Memphis team and I do have some problems with how Calipari runs his program.”

  122. bill

    This rumor is stupid, and Matt Jones clearly pursued it to mess with UofL fans. It may be a way to get at them for being a bit over confident with their recent successes. Think of this, what if a similar story was spread about one of our players…how would have you handled it? As far as living in the UK shadow, see this year. STOOPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TROOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSS

  123. paintsville'sdairyqueen

    @122 Matt’s not the only one who didin’t like Calipari before he got to UK. I would say 95% of the fan base hated him. I’m sure that Louisville fans/media had nothing but nice things to say about Ricky 3 stacks while he was at Kentucky right?

  124. bigcatstanding

    #122 ) ( now which fan is obsessed go back 6 years to find something on someone to discredit them. And all you need to do is go back to last week to find this was started in Louisville buy louisville fans. appreciate you bringing out your long handle shovel though. What a ( la-oo-za-er. ) Go get them little red bird fan. PS. You act like you are the first to find a sports writer that is passionate for their team. Don’t you think that Kentucky fan couldn’t find a Louisville sports writer that had problems with rick patino while at kentucky, get real loser Ville. GO BIG BLUE. ILF#9

  125. UK56always

    Maybe WARE can go into acting….Break a leg!

  126. Shoebox Johnson

    Some of you dumbos ain’t spell too good. You is dumb. Yer haw! Go cats!

  127. bigcatstanding

    #123 thought I would tell you your keyboard is sticking, I guess that’s not the only thing stuck on over the top, and over confident. What’s funny is you don’t hear nothing from Louisville fan for almost 30 years, then after the past season can’t get them to shut up.You would think they have been on top not just. ( the 80’s and now ) but the whole time. Ya come with the Robert Morris comments Louisville’s famous one liner. Like they say the Sun shines on a monkeys ass every now and again, pretty sure Robert Morris / Louisville both have serious sunburns.

  128. Shoebox Johnson

    Also, you COULDN’T care less. Get it right. Or quit posting on the interwebs.

    PANCAKES AND EGG NOG NIGHTLIGHTS AT OAK HILL ACADEMY!!!!!!!

  129. bob

    #125 first, how did you come up with 6 years ago? 2nd how do you know it started on UL board? You don’t think UK fans can post there?
    #128-tell me a single year UK had the success in all sports that UL has?

  130. Billy Bob

    130). We’s only cares about base-keeet-ball.

  131. SMHatBob

    That’s why you’re little bro Bob. Oh, I just talked to some Louisville fans and they want you to proofread or maybe take a basic writing class before you post again…Now don’t get mad little buddy just relaying the message.

  132. Shoebox Johnson

    Hey, 132…you forgot a comma! Grammar karma is gonna get ya like a Kool Moe Dee remix of Silent Night, chief!

    I dropped a chief…you dropped your sandwich. Boom.

    Go cats.

  133. bigcatstanding

    #130 the six years is referring to what this sports writer supposedly wrote about Calipari in 2008 that is 6 years. and for the second part we are talking basketball but haven’t seen any trophies for any other sports at Louisville, so let’s celebrate almost like in horseshoes. GO BIG BLUE

  134. Joe

    Wow another unintelligent article by Matt Jones…imagine that

  135. BigBlue

    Why do people keep bringing up that Matt didn’t like Cal before he came here??
    Ever heard of changing your mind.

    Many thought Cal was sleazy years ago until we found out that it was all BS.
    If read about the Cambi and Rose situation (yes read), Cal had nothing to do with it.
    Or I guess the NCAA didn’t name him in the reports because the just like him and want to protect him right??

    Just like many loved Pitino before they realized he was a liar and cheater with no class.

    Where else but UL could the head coach knock up a disgusting b**** on a table of a restaurant, throw some money for the abortion and keep coaching as if nothing happened??
    UL

    UL, the fans, the coaches, the school, is garbage.

  136. bigcatstanding

    #136. Spot on Louisville fans could see Patino standing in hog shi t up to his ears and swears he didn’t stink. then turn right around and see Calipari in a bubble bath and swear he did. what’s funny is you don’t hear from them for almost 30 years, now they won’t shut the hell up. And I pray louisville has their full complement of players when we play them don’t want any excuses. December 28th final score Kentucky 112 ul 57. GO BBN. ILF#9

  137. LexHeraldLeader

    Hey, we’re on top of this story over here at the Herald Leader. Wait, no we’re not. I guess we’re Jurichs bitch too. Tom Jurich apparently has the power of Putin. Jeez you UK conspiracy theorists are really amusing.

  138. Bobby Morris

    Funny how a quick Google search pulls up about 3 or 4 articles about the Ware issue and all point to Matt Jones as the source…

  139. bigcatstanding

    All I know is he has been seen at Ricks pet project more than just one time recently. Sources say he’s been there for 3 straight weeks, don’t think he’s that into charity. especially when he should be going through rehab, don’t get me wrong I hope the best for him especially after what happened in the tournament.

  140. Jeremy

    Something tells me if Ware was never injured he wouldn’t of “failed” a drug test!

    Pitino is a me first coach and the elite recruits notice. Pitino is a selfish prick!

  141. whysoserious

    I can’t see I really get Matt’s point.

    If Ware was kicked off permanently, everyone is going to know about it eventually. If he was truly kicked off, there is no possibility of a “cover up.”

    If he was suspended only, coaches constantly take internal disciplinary action and do not publicize that to the general public. They say “Player X was disciplined internally for violation a team rule.”

    But at this point, everything is merely rumor. Everything.

    So where is the cover up? Or even potential cover up?

    This is somewhat OT, but I “suspect” there are more than a few players on every team…yes, including UK…who smoke weed. Does not make it right but that is the way it is.