Archive for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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

December 28, 2010


— 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.


cabella 7 years, 3 months ago

How do you commit a ncaa infraction by purchasing clothes?

weegee 7 years, 3 months ago

It says "while purchasing clothes" not "by purchasing clothes." Any number of things could happen WHILE purchasing clothes.

TheYetiSpeaks 7 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.

amesn 7 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!

DRsmith 7 years, 3 months ago

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

Nikki May 7 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.

hail2oldku 7 years, 3 months ago

Are you referring to Kelly & Pullen or Kelly and Selby?

As I understand it, Kelly was the one who "hooked" Pullen up with the young lady at Dillards. It is believed, by my rumor monger, that he also received more "discounts" than did Kelly and that he originally denied it when confronted.

As for the differences between these two and Selby, there are too many to get into but the biggest thing is the previous relationship with Selby's mother.

I am curious DRsmith about where you are getting your dollar figures. I've heard that Selby has to pay $4,600 and change to charity but haven't heard a dollar amount for either Kelly or Pullen. There is also the delay in allowing Selby to begin attending classes, the interruption of practices with the team, not allowing him access to the team facilities, the fact that it was an incoming Freshman v two Seniors who have had to deal with the NCAA for 3 1/2 years, etc.

Yes, the NCAA and the punishments are a joke, but as prm points out it is a bigger joke that The Ohio State University football program has players that are allowed to play in their bowl game after committing an infraction but Pullen and Kelly have to sit immediately.

4theHawkS 7 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.

amesn 7 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.

Jeremiah Jefferson 7 years, 3 months ago

yeah because this kind of thing doesnt happen at KU

Kristen Murphy 7 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.

Jonathan Becker 7 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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