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Kentucky Basketball Players Subject of NCAA Probe

7/2/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the NCAA is taking an aggressive look at University of Kentucky basketball players -- past and current -- and their possible involvement with professional agents.

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According to a source who was interviewed by an NCAA investigator, the agency is interested in at least four players -- two current and two who were just drafted by NBA teams.

In the case of one former Wildcat, we're told the NCAA wants to know about his relationship with his current agent. We're told the investigator asked about multiple meetings the agent allegedly had with the player ... dating back to the player's senior year in high school.

The insinuation is the agent had an arrangement with the player before he went to Kentucky. 

It is a violation of NCAA rules for a student athlete to receive anything of value from an agent -- or
to have any agreements, verbally or in writing, with an agent. Just ask USC, Reggie Bush or OJ Mayo.

Kentucky "declined comment" -- and a rep for the NCAA tells us, "The NCAA does not comment on current, pending or potential investigations."


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76.

College Basketball Fan    

I'm glad to see that someone that isn't tied to any money generated by this school their coach so we can hear all the truth instead of muffled BS. I think TMZ knows there's a lot of dirt around this egomaniac and its just a matter of time before he's brought to justice along with whichever schools chair he's sitting on when the music stops....

1572 days ago
77.

ballcoach    

cheatin grease headed monkey.lol UK fans are truly retarded.

1572 days ago
78.

B    

Why do uk fans keep calling everybody jealous? What is there to be jealous of? You all didn't win anything.

1572 days ago
79.

ballcoach    

what is this now for kentucky? 1000 times for being investigated? what a crooked college,shame.memphis state got luck when he left them when he did cause it could have been worse imho.

1572 days ago
80.

Cardhoopster    

Don't say we didn't warn you kitty fans. Heck just ask your home boy matty jones what he was saying bout your coach while he was still at Memphis. The only question left is where will Calipari run to next because the NBA doesn't seem to want him despite WWW's best efforts to hitch him a ride on LeBron's coat tails. Enjoy

1572 days ago
81.

bopone    

Like this is surpise to anyone? Memphis, UMass??? Why would he change is "coaching ways " For UcK? Say bye, bye to the wins and hello to the sanctions!!!!!!!!! You got what you PAID for!!

1572 days ago
82.

UK Blows    

UK on top ? since when. Last I checked they couldnt make it past the elite 8 with all this super talent. UK is nowhere near the top anymore. So suck on that AMBER

1572 days ago
83.

Joe    

LOL. This is too funny! I love watching UK fans trumpet their horns for going to the E8. They should have kept Tubby Smith. At least he took them to a F4, and he probably didn't cheat to get there either. Let's list some BB programs that are BETTER than UK... Kansas, Duke, Louisville, UNC, MSU, OSU, UCONN, Florida, Syracuse, WVa... Geez we could go on and on. UK will NOT win a championship with Cal. Because even if they did, it would be stripped within 2 years after they get the death penalty. Can't wait...

1572 days ago
84.

Cardhoopster    

Don't say we didn't warn you kitty fans. The only question now is where is Calipari going to run to next because the NBA doesn't seem to want him despite WWW's best efforts to hitch him a ride on LeBron's coat tails. Enjoy

1572 days ago
85.

who    

HAAAAA THEIR ARE THE CHEATINGEST BUNCH OF DUMBASS FOOLS! GLAD THEIR FINALLY GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE! THEIR SO STUPID THEY DONT HAVE KNOW HOW TO SPELL BASKETBALL!!!


"They dont have know how to spell basketball". With grammar like that, who needs spelling.
Oh yeah, of course you're jealous, otherwise you wouldn't bother reading or responding to this article. We are the C-A-T-S meow. Believe it!

1572 days ago
86.

BOB    

It must be the DUKIES trying to shoot the CATS...We are the target of all who want to bring the GREATEST BASKETBALL program of all time down....Well get in line behind Duke, Kansas,North Carolinia and The other jelous schools who want it and can't have it.

1572 days ago
87.

Bill    

Unfortunately fans this is going to be the norm not the exception. Sure other schools and news media will fire away at who ever is on top. We had a great recruiting class last year and everyone will pint fingers at UK because of this but you have to look at the players Cal is getting in on to understand that some of these lids are very poor and are very much easily taken in by AAU coaches and perspective agents and all those that want a piece of this players future. When you get as many of these players that Cal can get then you are setting yourself up for problems. I like Cal and the fact that we are now revelent again but this will become the norm and not the exception. These kids and there parents are so in need of money and have nothing that they do not have a choice. Do not blame them

1572 days ago
88.

DAIVD    

Anyone surprised by this is nuts. Calipayme has cheated everywhere he has been. Even with an NBA team the fool couldn't win. The University of Memphis at Lexington will keep it rolling.

1572 days ago
89.

UK Realist    

Amber - UK is on top again? hahahaa keep telling yourself that...Cal has never won jack, eventhough he's had the best teams in the NCAA 3-4 different occasions. He can't even win when he pays players....pretty sad that UK fans have sold their soul to the devil and they defend Cal like he's Mother Teresa....

1572 days ago
90.

Strat57    

I love the Kentucky fans and their insane attitudes. The rank stupidity of their school to hire someone who was in the middle of getting his second Final Four vacated simply means whatever bad happens is deserved. Memphis fans defended him with the "he was never found guilty of anything", for years and it jumped up to bite them. Kentucky fans need to bend over and take it. The investigation has been going on for months and outlets with the New York Times have dug up stuff, just as TMZ. I hope Wildcat fans laugh it all off right up until the hammer drops and your coach is scrambling to find his next "dream" job, lol.

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