Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tipton: Eric Bledsoe's Grade Books Missing

Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader points out this morning that many of Eric Bledsoe's grade books are missing or were not made available during a law firm's investigation into Bledsoe's academic history.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined last week that Bledsoe's high school grades will remain intact and his college eligibility will no longer be challenged.

Bledsoe, now a member of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, is not happy with the way his character has been called into question.

Here is an excerpt:

Maybe we'll never know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about former Kentucky player Eric Bledsoe's high school academic records. An independent review commissioned by the Birmingham City Schools concluded that some grades in class records were changed, but Superintendent Craig Witherspoon decided on Friday there was not enough evidence to declare Bledsoe's transcript invalid.

The man who led the independent review, former federal judge U.W. Clemon, acknowledged that his panel worked under a handicap. None of the grade books from Bledsoe's 11th grade year at Birmingham's now defunct Hayes High School were made available nor were nine of the 15 grade books from his senior year at Parker High.

"So the vast majority of the underlying data with which we had expected to work with was missing," Clemon said Monday.

Alan Milstein, Bledsoe's attorney, states that Bledsoe is not happy with the way things have unfolded:

"He's not too happy the way the whole thing has gone down," Milstein said. "This absolutely unfounded attack on his character and integrity is bizarre. . . .

"The amount of time spent going over this kid's Algebra 2 grades is just incredible and an outrage."

Complete Article


Anonymous said...

Eric has nobody to blame but himself for attacks on his "character and integrity".

Card Killa said...

^Hey troll, get over it punk. NOTHING is going to happen to UK over Eric Bledsoe. Deal with it! You thought UK was about to get nailed and you had your heart broken. The Big Blue Nation is having a good laugh at you and the others. Eric is a good kid with no prior brushes with the law. On the other hand, being arrested is a requirement for enrollment at UofL.

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