Archive for Friday, May 16, 2008

Report: Arthur’s grades altered

May 16, 2008


A report by Dallas television station WFAA alleges that Kansas University basketball forward Darrell Arthur was the beneficiary of improper grade-changing while in high school.

The report cites an interview with Winford Ashmore, Arthur's former math teacher at South Oak Cliff High in Dallas. The report, which ran Thursday night, said Arthur twice had a math grade changed - once almost two years after it was recorded.

James Mays, Arthur's basketball coach at South Oak Cliff, told the Journal-World on Thursday that there was no wrongdoing and that one of Arthur's grades was changed due to a teacher error.

"Totally ludicrous," Mays said of the report. "We've been fighting this with (WFAA) since last year."

It's unlikely the new allegations, if true, will have an impact on Kansas. Arthur was declared eligible by the NCAA prior to enrolling at KU in 2006.

KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Thursday that officials were aware of WFAA's story and added that the Dallas Independent School District is looking into the allegations.

"Until they finish and come up with some facts," Marchiony said, "we can't say anything."

Arthur led South Oak Cliff to state championships in 2005 and 2006. The '06 title later was forfeited after it was determined that one of Arthur's teammates was academically ineligible.

Arthur helped Kansas win the national championship last month. He since has declared for the NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to KU.


Rickyonealku 9 years, 10 months ago

So your telling me a 3 year old story because???? and in July Mr. Authur will sign a PRO Basketball contract making Millions of Dollars and for what purpose did this article surface???

ralphralph 9 years, 10 months ago

Is it too late to put an asterisk on all those National Champions t-shirts?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 10 months ago

I bet if Arthur had attended Baylor, this story would have never surfaced.

1wetwilly 9 years, 10 months ago

The poster Lebowski states to not punish an individual or an organization for PAST transgressions, especially during high school. If it happened in the PAST then all lying, all cheating, all plagarizing, all infidelity is okay because it's in the PAST.All ethical and moral violations that happen today or in the future are really okay too, because eventually everything is in the PAST. Lebowski must be employed by the athletic department.

geniusmannumber1 9 years, 10 months ago

"Is it too late to put an asterisk on all those National Champions t-shirts?"I'll just chalk this comment up to sour grapes, and not ignorance.

jayhawks71 9 years, 10 months ago

Would it be so difficult for LJ world to put "H.S." before grades in the story title?

SpeedRacer 9 years, 10 months ago

Bad grapes? It's front page new in the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Looks like anyone who Kansas beat is circling for a kill.

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