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— Calipari keeps taking hits from the media. Some guy named Thayer Evans and his Madusa-like hair took a cheap shot at Calipari in his piece about Jim Tressel. While writing about Tressel, college football, and the Ohio State University, the FoxSports.com blogger slipped this in:
And when it comes to the definition of plausible deniability, it contains a photograph of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. Although he’s never been a national champion, he’s been one for years when it comes to deny, deny, deny.
Forget that Calipari’s had to vacate two of his three trips to the Final Four because of a player receiving improper benefits and for another reportedly not taking his own SAT. But somehow the detail-oriented coach didn’t know about either and was never suspended by the NCAA. Really?
But hold on; the apologists for Tressel, Calhoun, Newton and Calipari always blame the NCAA for their woes. They’re quick to say college sports’ governing body operates an unfair system.
It’s far from perfect, but the rules are the rules. Can’t adhere to them? Then take your plausible deniability elsewhere.
You can read the full article here. Or you can go back to not knowing who Thayer Evans is.
— A former UK recruit showed up in court today to turn himself in. Syracuse’s Fab Melo was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief for damaging an automobile. Melo is accused of reaching through the window of a car and breaking that little arm thingy that controls the wipers, turn signals, and high beam lights. Wait, you have to go to court for that?
— Josh Pastner’s little sister is making news today for sending a tweet to 2012 recruit Rodney Purvis. Courtney Pastner responded to Purvis’ “huts to lose…” tweet by saying, “I was at the game. You’re the real deal. I can tell you’re a workhorse.” Pastner could be considered a representative of Memphis (her profile background is the Memphis Tiger) and, if that’s the case, contact with a recruit via social media would be an NCAA violation. A very, very, very minor violation.
— Keep T.C. Drake in your prayers. His mother said he gave a big thumbs up when doctors asked him to respond to commands. That’s a long way from a recovery but it’s a step in the right direction.
— Get your Kentucky Sports Radio on…