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The University of Kansas Men’s Basketball team was faced with allegations in September 2019 claiming payments were made by Adidas to players. These allegations were major Level 1 violations that could potentially result in a postseason and scholarship losses. The two players involved were Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa, both of which received severe punishments by the NCAA.

As reported by 247sports, the University of Kansas released a statement pertaining to the allegations. While the university claims they are in full compliance with the NCAA, they did not shy away from stating their belief that there is not sufficient evidence.

In the statement, the university clearly states that when it comes to the integrity of their program, they are inclined to stand against charges “not supported by the evidence and the record.” In what it undoubtedly an attempt by Kansas to cover their trail, this statement will likely not excuse them from major punishments by the NCAA.

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Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!