John Calipari comments on FBI investigation into college basketball

John Calipari comments on FBI investigation into college basketball

I understand why Calipari wants to avoid any type of questioning about the FBI investigation, as the college basketball season is quickly approaching and any type of distraction could be absolutely devastating to the mentality of a young team.

Calipari allowed Tipton to ask the the question, which ended up being somewhat of a softball, an easy opportunity for the coach to reassure his fans that Kentucky had done nothing wrong.

It's traditionally one of the biggest media turnouts of the season, University of Kentucky basketball media day.

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said on Thursday that he has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the NCAA regarding the current scandal that has rocked college basketball.

"This is media day, not coach day", Tipton said when Calipari attempted to wave him off. I am entitled to ask a question.

Tipton: "John, one more question about the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Tipton: "You can then not answer ... fine".

Calipari was asked about reports that the FBI has expanded its investigation into Nike, the shoe company that provides United Kingdom with millions in athletic gear.

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"I don't want to come across as uneducated or dumb", Calipari said, "none of us know where this thing is going".

Calipari: Well again, you're acting like you know something that I don't know.

"You don't blow up a system for 10 players, 20 players".

Calipari: "Well, that makes it true. At this point, I don't think me commenting on it is the right thing to do".

However, Tipton makes a fantastic point when he says that he has the right to ask it even if Calipari refuses to answer. How about a basketball question?

But before he had a chance to talk specifically about Kentucky's roster, he was asked about his thoughts on the ongoing FBI investigation into the world of college basketball recruiting.

While the injury to Jarred Vanderbilt isn't ideal, this Kentucky team has depth and versatility at many key positions.

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