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Wire transfer ends Wildcat's season

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11:45 AM ET 03.18 | Jamar Samuels took a seat at the end of Kansas State's bench Saturday afternoon, spotted his family sitting across the court at the Consol Energy Center and lifted up his hands as if to say, "I don't know what to tell you." He was wearing a black track suit instead of a uniform. He couldn't play in K-State's NCAA Tournament game against Syracuse and his family, teammates and fans didn't know why. K-State had just announced that Samuels was dealing with an eligibility issue, but offered no details. Later Saturday -- after Samuels' absence played a role in the Wildcats' season-ending 75-59 loss to the top-seeded Orange -- two sources within the athletic department confirmed the issue stemmed from a $200 wire transfer sent to Samuels from a former coach, Curtis Malone, who runs the DC Assault AAU basketball program. Samuels received the money on Monday in Manhattan, a source said. K-State athletic director John Currie said he became aware of an eligibility issue Friday.

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March 18, 2012  12:33 PM ET

A wire transfer from his former coach who now runs a AAU program. LOL.

He should have delivered cash in plain envelopes like the rest of the AAU/CBB world <cough cough Kentucky Duke Syracuse UConn North Carolina>

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March 18, 2012  02:12 PM ET
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U forgot Baylor doc... But they arent elite ;-)

LOL I left off lots of programs. But yeah my disgust with AAU prolifertion into CBB applies to all schools who practice it. The only difference is ... Baylor is getting pilloried for doing what Kentucky has done for years.

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March 18, 2012  05:06 PM ET

Not keeping closer tabs on a player during the NCAA tournament is the coach's fault. However, his playing wouldn't have changed the outcome.

March 18, 2012  05:58 PM ET
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And they will be the first to get busted....Maybe cuz its Sunday.. I am shocked the elite fans havent come to.defend their schools yet

Baylor should be next with all the AAU and transfers in basketball & football.

March 19, 2012  12:07 AM ET
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Baylor should be next with all the AAU and transfers in basketball & football.

See post 35 you dumb***

March 19, 2012  12:08 AM ET

That's post #5 you dumba**

March 19, 2012  12:16 AM ET

What a dumba**

March 19, 2012  12:17 AM ET

That Dr. B-f-G

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March 19, 2012  04:07 PM ET

I agree with the Colonel :-o!!!

Go Kentucky Go!!
Go Kentucky Go!!
Go Kentucky Go!!

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