Calipari talks Wildcats, FBI investigation at Media Day

SEE IT: John Calipari tries to skip question about FBI investigations, reporter demands answer

Kentucky's Media Day always produces some interesting twists but a few questions Wednesday certainly irked Kentucky coach John Calipari even though he had to know questions about Rick Pitino at Louisville and the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into college basketball were coming. The Wildcats coach asked the rest of the reporters in the room if anybody else had any other questions, but Tipton wasn't having any of it.

It only gets better from there as Calipari looks somewhat befuzzled that the reporter bit back at him. "You can then not answer it".

Tipton: The FBI reportedly has expanded into looking at Nike.

That was when Tipton had his question. I don't know where all this is going.

Calipari: Again, you're asking like you know something that I don't know. If a fan would put two and two together...


"If we had Jarred playing, you could play without a point guard because he could be the point guard". Do we know if it's true?

Calipari: Oh, that makes it true.

"I have no comment", Calipari said. I haven't been contacted. We're going about our business coaching this team.

The press conference continued for another 35 minutes focusing on the upcoming season.

Federal prosecutors in NY announced last month that Auburn's Chuck Person, Oklahoma State's Lamont Evans, Arizona's Emanuel "Book" Richardson and USC's Tony Bland were among the 10 people charged following a three-year FBI investigation. Nike responded to the reports by stating its commitment to fair play and noting there had been no allegations involving the company.

A total of 10 people, including four assistant basketball coaches at four different schools, were charged in a corruption scandal involving agents, advisors and bribery involving recruits.

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