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UK Officials Release Statements on FBI Probe on College Basketball, Including Wildcats


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Statements below from University of Kentucky officials regarding a report released by Yahoo! Sports about a federal investigation into college basketball.


Statement from President Eli Capilouto (pictured):

“As I said to our Board of Trustees this morning, we learned late last night of a report from Yahoo Sports that provides more details regarding documents related to the federal investigation of potential NCAA violations. We began immediately to conduct our due diligence, and we will cooperate fully with any appropriate authorities. That is our commitment as a university to our Board of Trustees and to the Commonwealth. I will keep you informed of any developments should they arise in this matter.”

Statement from Mitch Barnhart, Athletics:

“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.”

Statement from Coach John 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.”

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