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May 28, 2010While Eric Bledsoe is preparing for the beginning of his professional future in next month's National Basketball Association Draft his past is now the subject of a investigative reporting piece by a nationally recognized news outlets.
The New York Times published a story on its website Friday night detailing what could potentially be numerous impermissible benefits Bledsoe and his family allegedly received during his prep career in Birmingham, Ala. The article indicates possible improprieties that range from academic performance and transcripts to the Bledsoe family having rent paid for by his high school coach, an impermissible benefit in the NCAA's eyes.
The outlet did not indicate Kentucky had any involvement or knowledge of the issues, which are being investigated by the NCAA. A source at Kentucky told The Cats' Pause the athletics department has not received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA and had no prior knowledge of any investigation into Bledsoe's past.
To read the article and the details of the potentially impermissible benefits Bledsoe's allegedly received go to NYTimes.com.