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K-State’s Curtis Kelly to sit out 6 total games for NCAA infraction

December 28, 2010

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— Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly will miss four more games after committing a secondary NCAA violation while buying clothes at a Manhattan department store.

Athletics Director John Currie announced Tuesday that the NCAA accepted Kansas State's recommendation that Kelly sit out six games and repay the value of the benefit he received to a charity. Kelly already sat out two games last week.

Kelly, who is averaging 10.3 points and four rebounds, will be eligible to play again against Texas Tech on Jan. 15.

Kelly and senior guard Jacob Pullen were declared ineligible last week for accepting impermissible benefits. Pullen sat out two games of a three-game suspension and will miss the Wildcats' game against North Florida on Friday. He will be eligible to return against Savannah State on Monday.

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Slowponder 3 years, 3 months ago

What angered Coach Martin was that Kelly and Pullen were seniors and both had heard the KSU compliance office's speech on impermissible benefits at least ten times while at KSU. The reason the OSU players are not sitting for the Sugar Bowl is the OSU's compliance office fell on it's sword and said it did a bad job and did not "fully explain" exactly what are impermissible benefits to the uneducated OSU players.

What this means is that compliance offices can mitigate and control the timing of suspensions by doing an incompetent job.

On a related subject, will Cam Newton have to give back his Heisman, a la Reggie Bush? Answer: No, his father Cecil will have already sold it on eBay.

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Kristen Murphy 3 years, 3 months ago

Supposedly Kelly was doing it much longer than Pullen hence the 3 game suspension as oppose to 6. Both freakin' idiots.

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catfishturkeyhunter 3 years, 3 months ago

yeah because this kind of thing doesnt happen at KU

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amesn 3 years, 3 months ago

The OSU football player's issue makes me most angry because they showed how little their victories and their team meant to them by selling their rings.

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4theHawkS 3 years, 3 months ago

As per the NCAA guidelines for penalties, 10% or 3 games for recieving gifts totaling up to $300, 20% or 6 games for gifts totaling up to $600. So pullen probably just got a pair of shoes since he is obsesed with collecting them while Kelly put together an outfit for going out.

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Nikki May 3 years, 3 months ago

I don't understand how two people doing the same thing get two different punishments for this. Kinda sucks for Curtis Kelly. Of course, there is the Ohio State football thing going on now which shows how the NCAA compliance stuff goes.

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DRsmith 3 years, 3 months ago

That is fair. Kelly 6 gets games for $600 and Selby 9 games for 6k. Sarcasm... NCAA is a joke.

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amesn 3 years, 3 months ago

Jake and Curtis: next time I'm sure you won't accept free gifts from a chick working the counter at Dillard's. Always pay your cover charge at bars too....I can't remember where it was, but some athletes were being investigated because they were let into a bar with no cover charge while other patrons were asked for $10 to enter. I suppose the handshake my husband gave Tyshawn awhile back could soon be investigated as well!

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TheYetiSpeaks 3 years, 3 months ago

In other words: The NCAA freely turns these kids into superstars to fill their own coffers but balks when other people and businesses treat them accordingly.

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CLARKKENT 3 years, 3 months ago

PROBABLY FREE OR NOT FULL PRICE.

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cabella 3 years, 3 months ago

How do you commit a ncaa infraction by purchasing clothes?

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