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Kevin Knox’s father denies son met with agent

Kevin Knox’s name was reportedly included on a list of players who met with former ASM associate Christian Dawkins, but according to his father, that meeting never took place. Kyle Tucker spoke to Knox Sr., who said neither he nor his son have ever met or shared a meal with Dawkins or ASM’s founder Andy Miller.

Knox Sr. also said he expects his son to play tomorrow vs. Missouri because “I’ve never met [Dawkins or Miller], so yeah, I feel great.”

Still no word from UK. Stay tuned.

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45 Comments for Kevin Knox’s father denies son met with agent



  1. Patrick_David
    10:32 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    …..Doody….and, what’s your point? Another case where a young took something….not given by said coach or school.



  2. Bozzallini
    10:33 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    If Bam took money after he declared for the draft, then it’s nothing. We need to know the timelines.



    • rabblerabblerabble
      11:14 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t mean to be pedantic, but the timeline is pretty clear, no? The balance sheet purports to be as of December 2015. Bam committed in November 2015. It doesn’t look good whether he got paid after he committed or before, but the document clearly appears to show that he may have gotten paid before the end of 2015.

      Bam declared for the draft on April 5, 2017 and was drafted in June 2017. That’s a year and a half AFTER he may have gotten his money.

      Am I confused?



    • Bozzallini
      6:12 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I get that, however we don’t really know when or if he actually took money. Anybody can print out a spreadsheet with anything they want on it. The investigation needs to prove when and if at all he took the “bad loan”.
      Isn’t this FBI prove stemming from a guy who got busted in the UNC football case? So, basically, this guy is giving the feds anything to save his own ass? We just don’t know yet.



  3. pcashen
    10:33 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    I’m confused is the university in trouble or the players?



    • KayutsBy90
      11:49 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      The university won’t be “in trouble” but they will have played kids who are ineligible and with have to forfeit those games if that’s the case.



    • makeitstop
      12:23 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t think either are in trouble based on what we have heard so far, and we “know” nothing more than Mr. Knox says he doesn’t know these people. There’s no insinuation that the university directed or facilitated any payments, unlike UL where the wiretap showed coaches directing or facilitating payment as a quid pro quo for attending. As far as players in trouble, it’s not a crime to take a loan. If it was forgiven then it’s income the year it’s forgiven (I think – not a tax lawyer but reading the code). So if Bam got a loan, signed w someone else, and the loan is later written off, he can just declare it as income in 2017. This SO FAR is a tempest in a teapot.



    • makeitstop
      12:27 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      One more thing – getting loans isn’t the same as receiving payment. Kids get credit cards w credit on then in hopes they buy lots of stuff and get good jobs and pay them off for years, kids get car loans secured by the car and based on future income… I don’t see loans as a problem and LORD KNOWS NON ATHLETES GOT CREDIT EXTENDED TO THEM so it can’t be a benefit (Carolina precedent).



  4. UKLugo
    10:37 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    IMO, this isnt a good sign. If there is documentation, then they probably did,at some time, meet or had dinner. If it was just a case of having a $100 dinner paid for, no big deal. Denying that he ever met him, to me, implicates that he’s trying to hide something bigger. Hope not.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:40 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      good grief, I would hold off on calling Knox a liar and assuming something an agent wrote in his expense book is true.



    • nadroj
      10:42 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      He might not have lied and still be wrong. I agree at least that the denial is not a good sign, and not a good idea for Knox Sr. in any case. Certainly no lawyer worth his salt would have encouraged him to make a statement right now.



    • ukcamel
      10:47 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      It either indicates that, or it indicates that it never happened. At this point nothing has been adequately “documented” and we are still in a period of baseless speculation.

      Remember when a major newspaper said AD got paid $100k and then you never heard a peep about it again. The rush to press can cause big mistakes.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:51 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      lol people on this site are quick to worry about the small stuff.



    • Al B. Frank
      10:53 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      We’re supposed to believe that it happened because of all the sleazy agents, then we’re supposed to uphold the complete honesty about an agent over Knox?



    • Han
      12:00 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Hell, for all we know, the agent lied about having dinners with people to his agency in order to get reimbursed for meals that never happened.



  5. Smyrna_Cat
    10:40 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    We haven’t seen any “documentation.”



    • Rembrandt
      12:37 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      That’s right. And if Knox’s father is right and if the Knox family can prove Kevin wasn’t in the necessary location to have the alleged meal, that would defeat thw credibility of the entire report. But, if Bam can be absolved, then I would rather have Knox donate $100 to a charity and then watch the other implicated schools try to explain their use of tainted players.



  6. Danny44324
    10:49 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    KSR and the handful UK “faithful” are always so quick to jump the gun. Nothing will come of this. Especially so close to March. There is no way the NCAA places sanctions on the big Four teams, or any other big name schools with the tourney around the corner. The NCAA new this was a problem, and continued to bring in the billions of dollars the players backs. If you do not want these kids getting money, let them go pro out of high school.



    • KTR2786
      10:58 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Well schools would be wise to assess their situation and hold players out because the investigation is going to take awhile



  7. e56
    10:50 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    just because something is written down doesn’t make it fact



  8. Bill Selfs Hair Piece
    10:54 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    #EarnedNotGiven



  9. catsarerunnin
    10:56 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    This is a big big problem for most major programs. The fault should be placed squarely with the shoe companies and agents who approached teenagers with the possibility of money going to them now instead of waiting. A lot of these kids are from difficult situations at home that needed the money. The NCAA allowed it to happen because they made money off these kids too. But they’re going to act as if they didn’t know and start passing out penalties. But the NCAA can’t be trusted because of its history of bias. UNC,Duke,Mich St,Kansas might be treated differently. UK and Cal might be treated differently too because of history.



  10. KTR2786
    10:57 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    This is going to be madness. Will the NCAA use fbi reports because they will then need to do their own investigation and the schools don’t necessarily have to cooperate and I wouldn’t given ULs outcome.



    • BobKYCats
      11:48 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Just in time for March.



  11. south georgia cat
    11:22 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    So if I create a official looking spreadsheet then it’s official???? How do we know the guy reporting the so called expenses wasn’t just scamming his employer.



  12. south georgia cat
    11:23 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    Meant to say it’s legitimate???



  13. CombatMedic_98
    11:34 am February 23, 2018 Permalink

    For the love of money is the root of all EVILS…these “agents” need cleansed out like the Trump Administration needs to do I think he State Department, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. sooo many corrupt and greedy vampires sucking the blood out of young men and women and compromising their future. They need hung at the county court houses.



    • catsarerunnin
      12:06 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Yes by all means make this political and tie it to Trump. Without question he is the most powerful man in the history of mankind.



  14. CPACAT
    12:03 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    Just going to throw this out there; but someone putting an expense on an expense report (along with a name that they didn’t really meet with) is a pretty common employee theft scam. (BTW, I am an auditor, I see this).



    • Booby Petrino
      12:11 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I’m an auditor too! Happens all the time (expense cheating)!



    • makeitstop
      12:16 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly.



    • chief_cat
      1:30 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly – and if said “employee” is already involved in illegal activities (wire fraud) and knowingly providing student athletes with impermissible benefits, what’s a little padding of the books? I will give the athletes the benefit of the doubt before I will ASM.



  15. Ukgrad2006
    12:52 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    AS LONG AS ANTHONY DAVIS AND ANYONE ON THE 2012 TEAM IS IN THE CLEAR THEN I DONT GIVE A DAMN.



  16. oruacat2
    1:13 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    This one should be easy to refute or confirm. If the agent used a credit card that restaurant will have a record and a copy of the bill. If the agent claims to have used cash, I’d be very suspicious.



    • chief_cat
      1:33 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      A credit card receipt would show the purchase of a meal/meals, but not the names of parties eating the meals. What if Miller took his girlfriend to dinner and then charged it to ASM as a work expense stating he had dinner with Kevin Knox or anyone else in his expense ledger? An innocent kid is then implicated and has to somehow prove that he DIDN’T have dinner with this slime. That’s ridiculous! Just because a guy who has already proven to be a criminal (wire fraud) writes it in an expense report, that doesn’t mean it happened.



    • oruacat2
      1:45 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      And yet it’s the beginnings of a paper trail – a paper trail that will prove whether or not that agent was there, the restaurant where this alleged meal took place (if it’s in Lexington you can bet your ass there’ll be witnesses who would recognize Knox, or not), the actual exact amount of said “benefit”, etc. Hell, being this is part of a massive, very public criminal investigation, a university’s lawyers could request video surveillance from said restaurant to help verify if the kid was there with the agent at that exact time/date or not.

      The same goes with all these “loans” – somewhere there will be a check endorsed by somebody when it got cashed, unless we’re to believe Miller/Dawkins/ASM were handing out these thousands of dollars in cash.



  17. sp
    2:04 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    The NCAA isn’t going to rule anyone ineligible. It’s just too many and will give the NBA all the leverage it needs to drop the one and done to none and done and let kids go straight to the development league out of high school. That would end college basketball at a high level as we know it. They would be left with nothing but subpar teams. The NCAA will draw a line in the sand and say this is the end of this and wipe the slate clean but pit in new oversight rules going forward. It’s obvious everyone is doing this, they aren’t going to punish everyone.



    • oruacat2
      3:33 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I personally think it will improve college basketball as a whole. Right now “as we know it” sucks.
      Get rid of the riff raff who have no interest in going to school and give those scholarships to someone who will appreciate them. Athletics are supposed to be the means by which a kid can attend college and get a degree, not the other way around.



  18. Duff86
    3:13 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    Their spreadsheets don’t mean shit. Only bank accounts will verify if any money was ever exchanged.



  19. 72uksprinter
    3:40 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    The biggest winners in this sh## storm?
    Big Troll Media like Forde, Thamel, Goodman, et al.
    They will get headline after headline, all the clicks and comments at a perfect time of the year to exploit it all.

    Go Cats! Put a beatdown on Mizzou so THAT is the story!



  20. Bozzallini
    6:13 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    *probe