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UK had to send Drake a cease-and-desist letter after Big Blue Madness

Remember when Drake came to Lexington for Big Blue Madness? How could you not, right? It was the airball seen ’round the world. Turns out Drake made an even bigger goof that night. According to Kami Mattioli of The Sporting News, UK had to issue Drake a cease-and-desist letter after he took pictures with three recruits, including future Cat Charles Matthews.

After Big Blue Madness concluded, Drake “headed back toward the locker room to say goodbye to the head coach (who wasn’t there)” and “PSA #3 (who Sporting News identified as four-star shooting guard commit Charles Matthews) approached Graham and requested a picture.”

The photo request was considered a Level III (non-suspension) violation, and as part of Kentucky’s self-reporting, the university sent a letter to the NCAA explaining it had “issued a cease-and-desist letter to (Drake) directing him to refrain from conversations with prospects or taking photos with prospects when that conversation or photo occurs outside the parameters established by the NCAA.”

UK argued the interaction wasn’t a recruiting advantage because Matthews was already committed to UK at the time, but still. Whoops.

[The Sporting News]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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17 Comments for UK had to send Drake a cease-and-desist letter after Big Blue Madness



  1. Archibald
    4:15 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    You get to take a picture with drake, and thats the face you make??



  2. Jus Sayin
    4:18 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    So North Carolina recruits can hang out with Jordan and try on his NBA rings.
    Duke recruits can watch USA national team basketball practice.
    Oklahoma football recruits get to meet Toby Keith.
    Aaron Rodgers is constantly chatting it up with Wisconsin prospects.
    Hell even LA Tech recruits met the Duck Dynasty guys and got a cammo jersey.

    But our ALREADY SIGNED recruits cant take a picture with Drake?…. BS



    • RICK
      4:21 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

      I agree with you.



    • Yeah
      4:21 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

      This^^^



  3. Red River Saga
    4:24 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    Fine, fine … stick to the absolute letter of the law NCAA. When it comes time to lay the smackdown on UNCheat … it better be good.



  4. jeff j
    4:37 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    never mind college basketball generates hundreds of million of dollars to our “economy” THE ncaa wants their cut on their terms only !! how much do you make Mr. ncaa president ? oh so sorry, thats “esoteric” info ?



  5. Stanley
    4:40 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    I’m sure that the ncaa (no consistency at all) will consider this a major violation in comparison
    to the minor stuff that has happened at unc*****, sarcism meter high



  6. J-Dub421
    4:46 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    The NCAA continues to prove is is a great bastion of ineptitude and hypocrisy.



  7. Cracker Darrell
    5:36 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    he is the most annoying “rapper” i’ve ever heard. and that’s saying something. have no idea why anyone, yes, even all these kids, like his music.



  8. Syracuse Orange Soldier
    7:20 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    Once a bunch of cheaters always a bunch of cheaters.



    • Syracuse Orange Soldier
      9:49 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

      I just saw a little boy walk by my basement window. Gotta go!



    • Kyle
      11:10 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

      A Syracuse “fan” calling ANYONE a cheater. That’s rich. Do you even watch or know what going on with that program? I would have at least used a different name.



    • J-Dub421
      9:42 am July 23, 2015 Permalink

      Says the fan who’s team just vacated a bunch of wins and is currently on probation.



  9. Don
    8:05 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    I believe the issue with NC has been closed. Not sure but a NC fan told me that the ncaa did what amounts to nothing over the decades of academic infractions.



  10. Tater
    8:42 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    That is some stupid crap…… So all Fans that tweet recruiters had better stop!!!



    • Tater
      8:42 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

      RECRUITS



  11. Pop and Lock
    8:48 pm July 22, 2015 Permalink

    Too bad someone doesn’t issue a cease and desist order on Drake and forbid him from making music. I’ve heard better noises in the bathroom.