UK has become involved in the FBI investigation into college hoops corruption, and the school is making sure to get out in front of it ASAP.
Not long after the Yahoo report came out, UK head coach John Calipari and athletics director Mitch Barnhart issued statements on the school’s involvement.
Here is the statement from Barnhart:
“We are aware of the report today by Yahoo! Sports. We have not been contacted by the FBI or the NCAA, but since learning of the report, we have reached out to both the NCAA and our league office. We will be conducting an internal review. At this time, we have no further comment.”
And here is the statement from Calipari:
“I have no relationship with Andy Miller or any of his associates. Neither my staff nor I utilized any agent, including Andy Miller or any of his associates, to provide any financial benefits to a current or former Kentucky student-athlete. We will cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities.”
The report in question details how former NBA agent Andy Miller, his former associate Christian Dawkins and his agency, ASM Sports, were involved with various college basketball players, including UK players Kevin Knox, Nerlens Noel and Bam Adebayo.
For now, it appears Bam’s situation is the only major concern for UK, but there could be more shoes to drop in this investigation by the FBI, not to mention a separate one by the NCAA later on.
We will keep you posted as more details on this investigation come out.