Glenn has done an outstanding job covering the story which broke yesterday about the NCAA's investigation into how new Kentucky Wildcat Nerlens Noel paid for his unofficial visit to Kentucky. Paul Jordan (owner of Wildcat Blue Nation), though, asks a question in this piece about a line in Pete Thamel's breaking story which seems to indicate Thamel broke UK media relation's policy regarding contacting University of Kentucky student-athletes once they have signed a Letter of Intent, financial aid papers, or otherwise enrolled in classes.
Jordan's take is unique and interesting, and definitely worth reading, but, should Thamel's activity come as a surprise?
Thamel is the small, nasty rodent who displayed in his covering of the Eric Bledsoe eligibility issue in the summer of 2010 that he is not above unethical behavior as he revealed confidential information gleaned from Bledsoe's high school transcript, a clear shattering of student privacy rights. So it should not bewilder that Thamel would circumvent UK's, as well as most other major university's, student-athlete contact guidelines in pursuit of the almighty story.