Reporter checks Kentucky Wildcats' John Calipari during FBI investigation question

Annette Crawford
October 13, 2017

Thursday, the United Kingdom men's basketball team held their annual Media Day, where reporters finally got to ask the team about the uncovering of the college basketball scandal by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader wanted his voice heard and wasn't going to stop until it bellowed loud and clear. "This is media day, not coach day". Calipari was asked repeatedly about the FBI investigation that torpedoed rival Rick Pitino, until he grew exasperated and demanded a basketball question. "I am entitled to ask a question, you can then deny".

However, Tipton makes a fantastic point when he says that he has the right to ask it even if Calipari refuses to answer.

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

He then reluctantly said this about any potential involvement by the University of Kentucky and Nike.

"You're acting like you know something that I don't know".


"None of us know where this thing's going", Calipari said. "What reassurance would you give your fanbase, the Big Blue Nation, if they're anxious about what this could mean". "I have no comment". I haven't been contacted.

After several questions of a similar nature, Calipari began trying to wave off questions on that subject to transition to this year's basketball team.

"How about a basketball question since it isn't my day". Credit to Tipton for insisting on asking his question.

Tipton's question came after Calipari already had emphasized that he'd rather talk about his program than the investigation, or the fallout at other programs, specifically that of Louisville.

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