A report from Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News says officials of the Birmingham Board of Education expect results from an investigation into former University of Kentucky player Eric Bledsoe’s high school academics sometime next week.
State athletic officials requested the investigations, and local administrators hired a law firm to conduct it after a New York Times report called into question certain aspects of Bledsoe’s academic records at Hayes and Parker high schools in Birmingham.
The paper reports that specifics of the investigation were redacted from documents it requested through the state’s open records act, though the final report is expected to be treated as a public document.
So what’s the potential impact to UK? Depends on what the emphasis of the investigation was.
If the investigation finds that Bledsoe shouldn’t have been eligible to play high school basketball because of some state athletic association issues, it’s unlikely to have any bearing on Bledsoe’s time at UK.
However, if some other academic problems are uncovered, particularly any that would have affected his college eligibility, that could change things.
We should find out more next week.