Drake Is Responsible for Another University of Kentucky Basketball Team Violation
Drake's sports fandom is well-documented, with the rapper hosting the 2014 ESPY Awards, attending a number of sports functions and posing with a who's who of celebrity athletes. His love for Kentucky basketball may have gone too far though, as the University basketball program has reported a Level III violation to the NCAA involving Drake, the Lexington Herald-Ledger is reporting.
According to records obtained by the Herald-Ledger, a violation involving "preferential treatment" was filed in October of 2015 following a photo that was posted onto Instagram in May of that year. The photo shows Drake with Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis at a post-concert party in Chicago, where Ulis is from. The violation is considered "isolated or limited in nature" and the next-to-least serious of those that can occur.
The news of the violation is not the first time Drake has gotten the Wildcats in a bit of trouble. Back in July of 2015, the school had issued Drake a cease and desist letter after the rapper had contact with three potential student-athletes during a trip to Lexington the previous fall. A staunch Kentucky supporter, Drake had celebrated with the Wildcats following the team's 2014 Final Four victory. As an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, it seems Drake should brush up on some of his do's and don'ts as it pertains to college athletes. Kentucky coach John Calipari had perviously tweeted support for Drake's involvement with the team, writing "There are no issues with Drake and UK, and Drake is and always will be part of our Big Blue family. I hope to see him on campus soon."
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