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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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91.

Concord Law    

I personal know John Wall's advisors

1388 days ago
92.

joe blanton    

**** TMZ and the NCAA. They get rich off these kids. Big ****ing deal TMZ ****s with celeberties they shouldnt be aloud to do what they do. They and all pieces of **** who sit out and **** with celebs to get them in a compromisig picture should be took out and shot, same as criminals.

1388 days ago
93.

Stephanie Adams    

Like I said I'm a big UK fan and always will be...Yes we had a few problems but we got rid of the problems and now we are on top and nobody likes it. I'm sorry people but we do have the best coach in college. I'm tired of all the comments..just get over it already UK is back!!

1388 days ago
94.

skwerl    

Stephanie. . . honey. Please explain to all of us dullards what problems you got rid of. Do you mean the other bad hire since you guys ran off Tubby? Is that the problem you refer to? UK is back . . . back in trouble. I must say that I am impressed with your coach and his attitude that it is "all about the kids". What he failed to say is that it is "all about the kids that can make it to the NBA". What about Harrellson and Hood and Miller, etc. I guess those guys don't matter do they? And save that "Cal has never been accused of anything" rap. Neither was Eddie Sutton or Hal Mumme. How much do you guys stand up for them and profess their innocence?

1388 days ago
95.

Duke4life    

UK back on top my ass... We are the Champs, you play with Calipari you get burned ask every other college who has hired him. Uk fans are the biggest cry babies I've ever seen. Hater this and hater that. Bitches please!!
You aint won ****, we didn't have a single 1st rounder and we won it all. Uk is all hype and no substance. Cal is a joke, continue to thank your on top kensucky fans we'll keep bringing titles home and laughing at your dumb asses!!!

1388 days ago
96.

Amber    

& if it was any former players, why try to look at it now? that was a year ago, retards.
just keep hating, i don't know about everybody else, but i'm enjoying all your lies.

1388 days ago
97.

gocards    

oh yea same old song and I HAVE BEEN TO THE DANCE BUT NO ONE CAN FIND RECORD OF IT COACH CAL the guy has been a cheat everywhere he has went . Ky knew exactly what they were getting. They have always been a WIN AT ALL COST PROGRAM. Goes all the way back to Rupp. Now my wife tells me our boy Pitino is a cheater as well. That would be at the bar not on the court. Wonder how many of those 2000 win t shirts will have to be returned when they strike the wins from the record books? What is that old saying about the snake that bit the old lady? You knew I was a snake dumb bitch. Have fun UK fans. Look forward to kicking your ass in football in a few weeks.

1388 days ago
98.

screwuk    

#5 Maybe Canter? He did play professionally you know. I hope the ncaa burns your ass. You deal with the devil you get what you deserve.

1388 days ago
99.

Duke4life    

Amber shut your mouth, your biased because your a uk fan

1388 days ago
100.

BasketballObsessed    

Calipari was never cut out for the college game. He recruits NBA caliber players who need to log a year of college ball somewhere...anywhere. This group doesn't care about UK or its tradition. The sooner the NCAA finds these problems and sanctions UK, and UK fires him....the better!

1388 days ago
101.

kyboy    

****in hataz yall ma ****az jealous as hell get at me *****

1388 days ago
102.

soapboxstew    

- UKtards need to stop this "they just hate us because they ain't us" rhetoric. You cannot find another blue-blood (KU, Duke, UNC, UCLA, even IU) that would trade places with you. We wouldn't touch that Cal-bag with a ten foot pole.
- UK is on the edge of a knife, and their fans come out with the predictable head-in-the-sand logic. I love the "Cal has never been accused of anything" bit. First of all, this is exactly what the Memphis fans said. Second, this is exactly what I am going to write on UK boards when he is off to the NBA and your program is vacating wins, losing scholraships, and forfiting post-season play. Thirdly, once you take your blue-blinders off, you'll see that there was no way that Cal could have not known about Camby when he is driving to practice in a Hummer wearing a bunch of gold chains and holding hookers on each arm. Oh wait, Cal did know about it... he reported it... but he reported it after their season was over and he had an offer from the Nets... Why it is you think that is ;) No way he knew about Reggie Rose being on his team plane... right? It's not Cal's fault that Rose failed the SAT 3 times, nor is it Cal's fault that Rose passed it in a different state, the same state that Cal's buddy WWW happens to be from... Coincidence? It freakin' has to be.
- UK avoided the true 'Death Penalty' after Sutton, but I don't know that these Kats have 9 lives. When the NCAA, TMZ, the NYTimes, etc. are done with you, you'll think what they did to IU and Sampson was an act of mercy. Everyone outside of the Commonwealth wants this to go down. How do you think Memphis feels after you stole their coach- and what's worse- their recruits? I mean, Bob Thuggins didn't take Beasley and Walker with him when he went to WVU, and he only coached @ KSU for 1 season. Being below Thuggins is truly the bottom (below the pond s***).
What the nation wants is what the nation will get, and they want your head on a spit. No program, not even the elite ones, could survive this many probes up their @ss (let alone one ran by twice vacated*). We (the nation) want our drama sandwich, and you are going to be the ones that feed it to us.
- I understand that UK was desperate to be relevant again, but they went the way of UNLV circa Tarkanian to go about their success, and us blue-bloods ought to be above that. "And in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand" (The Dark Knight)

1388 days ago
103.

Michael    

I can hear the chanting in Lexington now... "we're #8, we're #8, and we're on top!"

Stop embarrassing the state you idiots. Shut up!!

1388 days ago
104.

Billy Jay    

yall dont know what yur talkin bout. UK nuber 1. yall just jealous. uk is back on top!!! better than all yall haters. uk is #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU JELLOUS!! Go UK! BIG BLUE! GO BIG BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!! Our team is perfect no matter what you seys, we cannt be touched. and any thinkin othrwise is JELLOSYY!! yall jellos. Ya better beg calipari for forgivness, hes the master! GO CATS! WERE #1!! yall just BIG BLUE jellos. were #1!!

1388 days ago
105.

SPB    

"best program in the country"? Yeah, right! Duke and UNC have each won 2 NCAAs since UK won one back in 1998 while UK was getting whipped by the likes of VMI and Gardner-Webb...AT Rupp!
Gardner-Webb? What IS that? Did you clowns get beat by some law firm?

1388 days ago
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