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Kentucky turns fan postings into NCAA as violation

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky self-reported a secondary NCAA violation because of postings on a potential recruit's MySpace.com Web site, apparently by fans.

The postings on the site of high school basketball star Patrick Patterson, of Huntington High School in West Virginia, tried to entice him to attend Kentucky, WLEX-TV in Lexington reported.

"Fans are not allowed to interact with recruitable student athletes," Kentucky athletics spokesman Scott Stricklin said Wednesday. "We had to report that to the NCAA."

Patterson was named West Virginia Player of the Year and led Huntington High to its second straight state title this year.

Stricklin said when fans contact potential recruits, the school tries to educate them not do to that or it will hurt the school.

He said if that takes care of the problem there would likely be no further action.


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