Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Calipari says United Kingdom has not been contacted by NCAA about FBI investigation

Calipari says United Kingdom has not been contacted by NCAA about FBI investigation

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts to a call during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Memphis, KY.

For almost ten minutes of his 45-minute press conference, head coach John Calipari was asked about his opinion on the matter.

Calipari: Look, it's unfortunate, all the stuff that's come down.

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

Tipton: The FBI reportedly has expanded into looking at Nike. Credit to Tipton for insisting on asking his question.

"If the National Basketball Association is anxious about the National Basketball Association, if the NCAA is anxious about the NCAA, if each individual institution is just anxious about themselves and the last thing we think about is these kids, then we're going to make wrong decisions", Calipari said.

Tipton: "That's all I know, right there". If a fan would put two and two together...


Calipari: We don't know, what you're saying, if it's true. "None of us know where this thing's going".

Calipari: "Well, that makes it true". I have no comment to it. "The NCAA hasn't contacted us". After pleading to talk about his team, Kentucky.com reporter Jerry Tipton had one more FBI-related question for Calipari, and when the Kentucky coach tried to avoid the question, Tipton refused to back down.

"How about a basketball question since it isn't my day". "Since it isn't my day". Nike responded to the reports by stating its commitment to fair play and noting there had been no allegations involving the company.

Calipari better hope his program doesn't become implicated in the corruption scandal the FBI is investigating, because if it does he will probably have to answer more than a few questions about it.

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