Katz: IU to withdraw Mackey offer regardless of outcome in court

  • 10/03/2007 6:10 pm in

mackey12.jpgIt’s been quiet on the Bud Mackey front these past two days, but now ESPN.com basketball columnist Andy Katz is reporting that IU will withdraw its offer to the Scott County standout regardless of how everything shakes out in court.

Expect Indiana to privately cut loose committed recruit Bud Mackey in the coming days or weeks.

A source close to the situation told ESPN.com that Indiana will withdraw the commitment to Mackey, regardless of the outcome of his case that includes trafficking a controlled substance.

Indiana is obviously fairly confident that it will land another point guard without an issue. Taking a player who has this charge wasn’t worth it to the Hoosiers.

I can’t say I am surprised by this, but I was still optimistic that IU would allow Mackey to have his day in court before making any final decisions.

Obviously, the court of public opinion reigns supreme in this circumstance and understandably so. You simply cannot have a storied program like Indiana being associated with crack cocaine. So long Bud. We hardly knew ya.

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  • kelin

    This really sucks for Bud at least for now….I think the best thing for Bud to do is to go into basketball seclusion via prep school or juco, mature, get a strong foundation academically, and get away from the spotlight for some time. Doing this can heal some wounds, restore some faith, and show he some well needed maturity. Not to mention settle all legal matters completely.

    Bud if this is true, kid we normally don’t adopt or even get KY kids in the candy stripes but we did and you dissapointed us….just think of all the “This Bud’s for you T-shirts”

  • kelin

    This really sucks for Bud at least for now….I think the best thing for Bud to do is to go into basketball seclusion via prep school or juco, mature, get a strong foundation academically, and get away from the spotlight for some time. Doing this can heal some wounds, restore some faith, and show he some well needed maturity. Not to mention settle all legal matters completely.

    Bud if this is true, kid we normally don’t adopt or even get KY kids in the candy stripes but we did and you dissapointed us….just think of all the “This Bud’s for you T-shirts”

  • Tom

    Whether he will graduate high school is in question.His high school may expel him Whether he gets jail time is in question.Time will tell. But playing for IU was not in question.-NO. Katz is stating the obvious.

  • Tom

    Whether he will graduate high school is in question.His high school may expel him Whether he gets jail time is in question.Time will tell. But playing for IU was not in question.-NO. Katz is stating the obvious.

  • Tom

    Whether he will graduate high school is in question.His high school may expel him Whether he gets jail time is in question.Time will tell. But playing for IU was not in question.-NO. Katz is stating the obvious.

  • phillip

    Better he got caught now than get caught at Indiana.

  • Craig

    Good to hear we’re taking the higher ground here. Kelvin is trying to re-create a program and not including a questionable character-type guy is a great way to show this.

    It doesn’t hurt that it looks like we’re in the running for several strong guards to replace Mackey.

  • phillip

    Better he got caught now than get caught at Indiana.

  • Craig

    Good to hear we’re taking the higher ground here. Kelvin is trying to re-create a program and not including a questionable character-type guy is a great way to show this.

    It doesn’t hurt that it looks like we’re in the running for several strong guards to replace Mackey.

  • kelin

    Who needs Bud when you have Matt “freakin'” Roth!..I love the youtube video of him….

  • kelin

    Who needs Bud when you have Matt “freakin'” Roth!..I love the youtube video of him….

  • james twitty

    I FEEL SORRY FOR BUD,BUT I’M GLAD COACH SAMPSON DID THE RIGHT THING.

  • james twitty

    I FEEL SORRY FOR BUD,BUT I’M GLAD COACH SAMPSON DID THE RIGHT THING.

  • derby

    1.6 grams !!! I have seen strippers do more than than in one night. I agree he did a bad thing. But jail time for this would be ridiculous. Yes IU is a storied program, but do you really think no past players or coaches has abused drugs???

  • derby

    1.6 grams !!! I have seen strippers do more than than in one night. I agree he did a bad thing. But jail time for this would be ridiculous. Yes IU is a storied program, but do you really think no past players or coaches has abused drugs???