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KU officials won’t comment on Cobb meeting with NCAA

June 20, 2013

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Kansas University officials had no comment on Thursday when asked if members of the athletic department attended a meeting between Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, and NCAA enforcement staff officials this week in Indianapolis.

Cobb told USA Today he was to meet with the NCAA on Wednesday to detail knowledge of former KU player McLemore’s relationship with middleman Rodney Blackstock, who is now a certified agent.

Cobb has said Blackstock paid for a birthday party of McLemore’s and paid for Cobb’s travel expenses to Los Angeles on fact-finding missions with potential agents for McLemore. Cobb also said he accepted cash payments from Blackstock.

Cobb has not returned phone calls asking for comment. KU’s associate AD Jim Marchiony said KU would have no comment on the case. It is against NCAA rules for a student-athlete or individuals close to a student-athlete to accept benefits from third parties like Blackstock.

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