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Re: “The Memphis/Calipari/Rose Brouhaha: Was It Inevitable?

Let's say for the sake of argument Calipari is dirt (however you define it). This conclusion about this guy is based primarily on two concrete events (one before this week) and a boat load of innuendo.

The first event, Camby taking money from an agent. How does that benefit Calipari? It doesn't. But he should have known! Really? How? No one would have known if Camby had not backed out of the deal with the crooked agent. My guess is (and I admit to hopeless cynicism) that this is not an unusual arrangement in many high profile programs including the Dukes, the North Carolinas, the Kentuckys and the Kansi (Kansases?). The only unusual thing is that it has come out.

The second, and most recent incident, Rose possibly having someone else take his SAT so he could qualify to play D1. This one does benefit Calipari very directly. But, this likely happened before the kid ever set foot on campus. He should have know or been suspicious!! Why, every major school has kids who barely qualify. Do they go back and look at the SAT security photos on all of them (maybe they should).

Kansas, North Carolina and Duke all showed interest in John Wall who was a borderline qualifier. Were they going to have someone follow him around and spy on him until he took his SATs? How would they know if he had cheated? And the biggest question of all, would they even care as long as he didn't get caught?

How would Self, Williams and Coach Mike at Duke police these two situations?

Posted by sjposton on 06/01/2009 at 12:38 PM


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