It’s been a long time since we’ve talked about the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, so let’s change that right now.
According to a new report from the hard-hitting journalists at Yahoo! Sports, Kansas “tacitly acknowledged” it has been subpoenaed in the case and is cooperating with authorities.
Here, read an excerpt from the story:
In an email to Yahoo Sports in response to a Kansas Open Records Act request, the school replied to a request for “any subpoenas received by (University of) Kansas… in relation to the ongoing federal investigation of college basketball” by stating it “has public records that are responsive to your request.” The university also stated it is “cooperating with the government inquiry.”
The university denied Yahoo’s April request for copies of subpoenas, citing the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and saying their release would “constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” Multiple lawyers and document experts contacted by Yahoo Sports confirmed that the language used by the university is an acknowledgement of the school being subpoenaed by the federal government. [Yahoo!]
If there’s any question as to whether or not Kansas could find itself in some trouble, you can look to the Kansas athletic director’s new contract from last week. It includes protection in case KU receives any kind of punishment from the NCAA as AD Jeff Long’s deal will be extended “equal to the length of the penalties,” per KansasCity.com.
Well, well, well.