"I'm just happy I'm not involved in it, or anything here at Kentucky", forward Wenyen Gabriel said when asked what he thinks of the investigation.
"I don't want to come across as uneducated or dumb", Calipari said, "none of us know where this thing is going".
Tipton: "John, one more question about the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
"You're acting like you know something that I don't know. If a fan would put 2 and 2 together ..."
"When you step him back off, you're not quite as interchangeable because probably one of those two point guards you're going to play or both of them at points in the game".
Calipari: "Well, that makes it true".
However, Tipton makes a fantastic point when he says that he has the right to ask it even if Calipari refuses to answer.
"I have no comment", Calipari said.
I think we all expected the barrage of Federal Bureau of Investigation questions considering that it was Calipari's first open press conference since the NCAA scandal started a few weeks ago. "How about a basketball question, since it isn't "my day"?"
The press conference continued for another 35 minutes focusing on the upcoming season.
While the injury to Jarred Vanderbilt isn't ideal, this Kentucky team has depth and versatility at many key positions. One of the men named in the Federal Bureau of Investigation case, Merl Code, left Nike for Adidas more than three years ago.
A total of 10 people, including four assistant basketball coaches at four different schools, were charged in a corruption scandal involving agents, advisors and bribery involving recruits.