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UK’s self-reported violations for last season include a picture with Drake & accidental tweets/calls

It’s that time of year again, when we look back at all the secondary violations UK reported to the NCAA for the previous school year and shake our heads. SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker did the dirty work this go around, filing an open records request and discovering that UK self-reported 14 secondary violations to the NCAA for the 2015-16 school year. Keep in mind that most of these are laughably minor, and because UK reported them themselves, the penalties are pretty mild.

There were four Level III (non-suspension) violations for football, including UK accidentally paying for a recruit’s parents’ lodging the night before an official visit; a recruit talking to a former player (“who is considered a booster”) at a game; an assistant coach accidentally tweeting a recruit something that was meant to be a direct message; and an assistant coach accidentally calling a recruit and his parents one day after the no-contact period began.

The one men’s basketball violation is one we already knew about: Tyler Ulis taking a picture with Drake at his concert in Chicago. This is considered “preferential treatment,” although UK pointed out that the two merely said hello and took a picture, and that’s it. No tickets, no access to the after party, nothing. If you remember, Ulis was briefly declared ineligible and reinstated on the day of Big Blue Madness.

There were three violations for women’s basketball (including Matthew Mitchell pocket dialing a recruit), one for baseball, three for women’s golf, one for men’s golf, and one for women’s volleyball, all Level III (non-suspension). Head on over to SEC Country to check them out and laugh at the institution we call the NCAA.

[NCAA Check-Up: A look at Kentucky athletics’ 14 minor violations in 2015-16]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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10 Comments for UK’s self-reported violations for last season include a picture with Drake & accidental tweets/calls



  1. MIDDAY
    1:21 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

    Remember that time when UL had to report whores? That was interesting.



    • scorpiocard
      7:39 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah…but clearly a matter of a minor impermissible benefit. 😀



  2. snawdog
    1:30 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

    Hey
    , I’m blue thru and thru, but how do you accidentally pay for a room?



    • aj007
      1:57 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

      Could have been a mixup of the dates, where UK paid the day before the OV actually started,



    • Rsn2GoBlu
      3:33 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

      And how do you “accidentally” call a recruit during a dead period? If the coach didn’t know it was a dead period, then we got bigger issues.



  3. J-Dub421
    2:28 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

    So Tyler Ulis taking a photo with Drake is an NCAA violation, but UNC funneling their athletes into fake classes for 18 years to keep them eligible is okay and not under the NCAA’s jurisdiction.

  4. It reminds me of when we got in trouble in the 80’s under Sutton. Granted, plenty of nefarious stuff was going on, but I remember reading in The Cats’ Pause that while investigating the Mills thing the NCAA found out that a player had once gotten a ride from an assistant coach and they made the player give the coach a buck. Ridiculous.



  5. leon singleton
    3:31 pm July 22, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like no post season play in football and basketball.