John Calipari has responded to Yahoo Sports’ report that three of his former and current players are part of the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. Nerlens Noel, Bam Adebayo, and Kevin Knox are all listed on financial documents from ASM Sports, a sports agency headed by Andy Miller, but Cal denies that he or his staff had any involvement with Miller or ASM.
“I have no relationship with Andy Miller or any of his associates,” Cal said. “Neither my staff nor I utilized any agent, including Andy Miller or any of his associates, to provide any financial benefits to a current or former Kentucky student-athlete. We will cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities.”
As mentioned earlier, UK President Eli Capilouto also released a statement.
“As I said to our Board of Trustees this morning, we learned late last night of a report from Yahoo Sports that provides more details regarding documents related to the federal investigation of potential NCAA violations. We began immediately to conduct our due diligence, and we will cooperate fully with any appropriate authorities. That is our commitment as a university to our Board of Trustees and to the Commonwealth. I will keep you informed of any developments should they arise in this matter.”
“We are aware of the report today by Yahoo! Sports,” Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart added. “We have not been contacted by the FBI or the NCAA, but since learning of the report, we have reached out to both the NCAA and our league office. We will be conducting an internal review. At this time, we have no further comment.”
For more on what the allegations facing Nerlens, Bam, and Knox mean, read our breakdown below.