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There is not a specific scandal that has taken place under John Calipari’s watch at Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean the previous ones he played a role in will not be discussed during the 2013-14 season.
Keep in mind this is not meant to be accusatory in any fashion.
It’s just a reality of the situation when the lightning rod Calipari lands a top-notch class and wins with it that fans will accuse him of cheating thanks to his history.
While his level of involvement is up for debate, the fact is that banners at Memphis and UMass have both been taken down as a result of actions that occurred during Calipari’s tenure. At a premier program like Kentucky that has such rabid fans and such rabid “haters” this is going to be a topic discussed, even if it is primarily on message boards.
This year the Wildcats bring in one of the best classes of all time, so it will be talked about to a certain extent.
That doesn’t necessarily make it fair, but life rarely is.
On the plus side, if you are a Bulls fan maybe Calipari can ask the same person that took Derrick Rose’s SAT if he can play against the Miami Heat.