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Calipari respectfully disagrees with the NCAA

Well, I don’t think this is reallly surprising.  Finally speaking on the subject of Enes Kanter and his suspension, John Calipari said that he respects the NCAA’s decision, but doesn’t agree with it.  Here is what Cal had to say, per UK’s Cat Scratches blog:

“Enes Kanter is like my son or any of your sons out there,” Calipari said. “He got nothing from anybody except his dad, and his dad did not do anything wrong. His dad did all the things he thought were going to make sure his son stayed an amateur. No one can argue the point that this kid wanted to be an amateur, and so did his father.

“Now, if they did some things they didn’t know were wrong by our rules, maybe. But they didn’t do anything wrong. And I feel bad. So we’re looking at the appeal and thinking that, you know, common sense, people will look at this in a common sense way and say, ‘You know what, the kid deserves better than this.’ “

That’s just a long way of saying “Free Enes”.

Article written by Thomas Beisner