After a concert, a Kentucky basketball player attended a party where he met a member of Drake's management team and was invited to meet the rapper, the Herald-Ledger reports. The level III violation is dated Oct. 19, 2015 and “involved preferential treatment” of a student-athlete after the concert on May 29, 2015.
Tyler Ulis posted a photo with Drake on his Instagram feed on that night.
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Kentucky declared the player ineligible before returning to action on Oct. 14, 2015.
In UK's letter to the NCAA, it wrote that it had issued the cease-and-desist to Drake asking him to refrain from speaking or taking pictures with prospective players when “outside the parameters established by the NCAA.”
Kentucky head coach John Calipari did not deny the violations, but shared two tweets in support of Drake, affirming a positive relationship between his “dear friend” and the basketball program.