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New York Times: NCAA “looking into” Bledsoe


According to the New York Times’ Pete Thamel, who has to be sleeping with someone at the NCAA office based on how quickly many violations stories he writes, the NCAA is looking into the eligibility of Eric Bledsoe.  According to Thamel’s story, sources told him that Bledsoe’s high school coach paid for at least three months of his family’s rent, a jump in Bledsoe’s GPA and that another coach reported that Bledsoe’s high school coach asked for a specific amount of money in exchange for the point guard signing at the school.  It is believed that the coach would eventually settle for sour grapes.  Either way, things are about to get very interesting.

Just remember, contrary to Thamel’s tweet, which said Bledsoe “took impermissable benefits”, these are not even actual allegations yet.  The three bullet points in the story come from “sources” that spoke to the New York Times, not the NCAA.  Let’s just see how this all plays out.

Read the New York Times story here

***UPDATE***:  I just spoke with Matt and he said sources at UK indicate that they have not been contacted regarding any inquiry and they are not aware of any Bledsoe inquiries.

Article written by Thomas Beisner