That doesn't mean they're telling the truth and there's nothing from NCAA that says he wasn't allowed on the plane. But the fact that he was on the plane means they should have been that much more careful in terms of his paying for it -- it is true that he paid for other flights, but I think there needs to be some clarification if a family member can be on a plane in the first place.
I think that's why they didn't whack Memphis harder, not because Calipari's not there anymore.
It's almost like someone arranged for Derrick Rose to pass his standardized test and we would feel better if it was Calipari's fault. It would be better for college hoops if it was Calipari's fault because you can punish Calipari, the NCAA doesn't have jurisdiction over these other people and that's where the problem lies.