In the wake of three former and current Kentucky players being linked to the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, UK President Eli Capilouto says the school will conduct an internal investigation of the allegations facing the program. Per the Herald-Leader, UK was notified of Yahoo Sports’ report last night.
“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,” Capilouto said to the UK Board of Trustees Athletics Committee, which happened to be meeting Friday morning. “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.”
Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said UK has not been contacted by the FBI, but has reached out to the NCAA and SEC.