John Calipari was not completely satisfied about answering questions concerning the FBI’s investigation into school basketball, however one reporter wouldn’t be denied from asking.
When Kentucky held their media day Thursday, Jerry Tipton, a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Chief, tried to ask the coach a query about potential investigations, however Calipari aimed to shrug him off. The Wildcats coach requested the remainder of the reporters within the room if anyone else had some other questions, however Tipton wasn’t having any of it.
“Wait a minute, wait a minute. That is media day, not coach day,” Tipton stated. “I’m entitled to ask a query, you’ll be able to then deny.”
When Calipari let him speak, Tipton requested concerning the FBI’s investigation into Nike since Kentucky is a Nike faculty. Tipton needed to see if Calipari had any reassurance for Kentucky supporters who might be nervous of wrongdoing.
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“You are appearing like you recognize one thing that I do not know. We do not even know if what you are saying is true,” Calipari snipped. “I’ve no remark. I have never been contacted. We’ve not been contacted [By the FBI].”
Calipari, clearly agitated by the query, then turned his consideration again to the remainder of the press room.
“How a few basketball query because it is not my day,” Calipari stated.
Information of FBI investigations into school basketball have made headlines because the revelation Louisville was underneath investigation for a corruption scandal involving coaches and Adidas. The scandal includes the bribery of recruits.
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