Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari accused an unnamed head coach of cheating during recruiting processes and immediately the search for that head coach began.
A Kentucky sports radio station believes that Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin was the coach in question, but Cronin took to Twitter to deny that allegation.
Lance. Tell them I'm sorry. I like a good confrontation. But it wasn't me. Last one I had a guy picked up my ball💯 https://t.co/JeAr08jlzC
— Mick Cronin (@CoachMickCronin) August 14, 2015
It is interesting to hear Calipari accusing other coaches about cheating during recruiting, as he has had some issues in that area himself throughout his career.
Despite that fact, this is just another speculation by the media trying to pull someone’s name into a bad situation. While Cronin could be guilty and simply denying the fact, there is a good chance that none of us will ever know who Calipari was referring to.
Obviously Cronin was not happy with these rumors beginning to spread, as most of the time head coaches don’t deal with this type of a situation. He made it very clear that it wasn’t him being referred to and some could view that as being overly defensive.
No matter who it was, it will be interesting to see if Calipari is done talking about this situation completely or whether it comes up again in the future. He is known for making some very aggressive comments about others to the media, and it has gotten him into trouble before.
One thing is for sure, and that is the fact that Calipari needs to be very careful with throwing accusations around moving forward.
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