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Kentucky Issues Drake Cease-And-Desist Letter For Illegal Contact With Recruits

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 15

The Univ. of Kentucky has "issued DRAKE  a cease-and-desist letter" after the entertainer's appearance at the school's Big Blue Madness event "because he took photos with some recruits," according to Kami Mattioli of SPORTING NEWS. Kentucky's compliance office "self-reported the impe...

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