Friday, October 21, 2016

Nine Cordia Transfer Players Questioned by Social Services About Sex, Drugs and Money

Nine Cordia basketball players, all transfers from inner-city environments, were questioned by social services yesterday.

According to a report from our friends at WYMT, the players and an assistant coach were questioned about sex, drugs and money.

Here are details from WYMT's report:

Nine players and an assistant coach from the Cordia boys basketball team answered questions about sex, drugs and money.

Two officials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services showed up at the school Wednesday afternoon and spent hours questioning the players and coach, who all live in a dorm near the school.

"I don't have any question that it's harrassment," said Alice Whitaker, director of Lotts Creek Community School, Cordia's parent organization.

Whitaker said the players who were questioned are all transfers from inner-city environments.

"I like what we do," Whitaker said. "I like that we're making them have a safe place. Some of them would be shot if they were on the street back in New York. They're safe here."

Oumar Keita and Malik Henry - the two team captains for this year's Lions team - said they were asked questions about whether they were having sex and smoking pot in the dorm or if they ever received improper benefits.

"You ask a bad person that question, but I'm not a bad person," Keita said. "I'm a good person. Everybody knows I'm a good person, so don't ask me that question. I'm here (to) make my life good, go to school, play ball."

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