UK president says school is trying to protect Wall

BY foxsports • October 28, 2009

University of Kentucky president Lee Todd says he has no problem with the way the school has handled the investigation into freshman point guard John Wall's eligibility.


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Todd said Tuesday the school was simply trying to protect Wall and did not apologize for keeping quiet about Wall's status. ESPN.com reported last week the NCAA was looking into whether Wall's relationship with his AAU coach - who worked briefly as a licensed sports agent during Wall's high school career - violated NCAA amateurism rules.

"It's an issue that we've been working on and it's one where we're protecting the player," Todd said. "We don't know what the answer will be, but when it comes out we'll be transparent."

The report said the school has known about the situation for some time, but Todd said the university did not want to put Wall and his family through press scrutiny.


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