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UK “could be” penalized

So, you thought there were no more Eric Bledsoe stories to be churned out?  You thought that everything had been pretty much summed up by now?  Well, you’re about 50% right.  Over at ESPN.com today, Dana O’Neil-Forde fulfills her job requirements by turning out a repeat story at least two days after everyone else at the Worldwide Leader in a piece called, “Bledsoe fallout could penalize Wildcats“.  In it, O’Neil-Forde breaks the news that, well, I’ll let you hear the shocking news straight from her:

A source with knowledge of NCAA rules said “depending on the specific facts that come out,” the NCAA’s options include deeming Bledsoe ineligible, which could potentially lead to forfeited games or even a vacated season.

So, there you go. Based on an anonymous person who has “knowledge of NCAA rules”, which I would assume could be classified as anyone with Google or a rule book, there could be a penalty of some kind. Unbelievable! Why didn’t anyone think about that on Friday?  Oh, they did? 

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s report when O’Neil-Forde updates us that, according to someone who once took the SAT, Bledsoe’s grades were a letter and that, according to someone who once hit up a Birmingham antique store, the land lord in question accepted American dollars and not pesos.

***Side note:  If you Google “Dana O’Neil”, I’m pretty sure the fourth option is not ESPN related.  But Drew gave it three thumbs up.

Article written by Thomas Beisner