Bud Mackey jailed on contempt of court charges

  • 05/05/2008 1:19 pm in

mackey10.jpgYou remember Bud Mackey, right? The former IU recruit who was arrested back in September on charges of possession of crack-cocaine at his high school has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for contempt of court, reports Lex 18:

Former Scott County basketball star Bud Mackey was sent back to jail Monday after a judge ruled that he had violated the terms of his bond on a drug charge. The judge in the case sentenced Mackey to 60 days in jail on contempt of court charges after it was discovered that Mackey, who was attending school in Cincinnati and living with his grandmother as part of the terms of his bail, had dropped out of school and moved back to Scott County without informing the court.

Mackey, who at one time was considered a Kentucky Mr. Basketball candidate, faces 10 years in prison on the drug charge. His trial is scheduled to begin on August 25.

Mackey is just another feather in the cap for Kelvin Sampson during his great run in Bloomington. Luckily for IU, Mackey never actually made it to campus and won’t continue his shenanigans on the university’s watch. Sampson did so many great things – excessive phone calls, letting players skip class and not make their grades (which kills APR)…the list goes on. Whatever bumps and bruises IU takes the next couple of years will be worth it simply because we’ve cleansed ourselves of a man who never had any business running the program all of us hold so near and dear to our hearts to begin with.

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  • Haystacks

    Whats to keep any of these coaches from giving a crap about the NCAA rules. Why would they care….if they break the NCAA rules for texting or phone calls or grades and the NCAA finds out, what's the worst thing that can happen? They get more money to go away or they continue to get paid after being fired (cause its in a contract) while they work somewhere else and have 2 paychecks. It's a win-win for the coaches, they either cheat and get away with it and have pretty good to great success, or they get caught and get paid serious money and then find a job in the NBA which laughs at all the silly little kid rules the NCAA makes up. Coaches who dont give a damn about their image have it made.

  • Haystacks

    Whats to keep any of these coaches from giving a crap about the NCAA rules. Why would they care….if they break the NCAA rules for texting or phone calls or grades and the NCAA finds out, what's the worst thing that can happen? They get more money to go away or they continue to get paid after being fired (cause its in a contract) while they work somewhere else and have 2 paychecks. It's a win-win for the coaches, they either cheat and get away with it and have pretty good to great success, or they get caught and get paid serious money and then find a job in the NBA which laughs at all the silly little kid rules the NCAA makes up. Coaches who dont give a damn about their image have it made.

  • Haystacks

    Whats to keep any of these coaches from giving a crap about the NCAA rules. Why would they care….if they break the NCAA rules for texting or phone calls or grades and the NCAA finds out, what's the worst thing that can happen? They get more money to go away or they continue to get paid after being fired (cause its in a contract) while they work somewhere else and have 2 paychecks. It's a win-win for the coaches, they either cheat and get away with it and have pretty good to great success, or they get caught and get paid serious money and then find a job in the NBA which laughs at all the silly little kid rules the NCAA makes up. Coaches who dont give a damn about their image have it made.

  • Thank god we don't have to deal with this………that would be the last thing we need. If we kept Sampson…..who knows what kind of other turmoil would be around the corner.

    Go Hoosiers!

  • Thank god we don't have to deal with this………that would be the last thing we need. If we kept Sampson…..who knows what kind of other turmoil would be around the corner.

    Go Hoosiers!

  • Thank god we don't have to deal with this………that would be the last thing we need. If we kept Sampson…..who knows what kind of other turmoil would be around the corner.

    Go Hoosiers!

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    this was the best desicion KS ever made while he was at IU taking away the offer to this kid. i hate seeing kids that are good at this sport and dont make it because of pure stupidity. just an overall sad story considering this isnt even the ruling on his drug charge. i dont see this kid ever playing college ball sad story for a good young talent.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    this was the best desicion KS ever made while he was at IU taking away the offer to this kid. i hate seeing kids that are good at this sport and dont make it because of pure stupidity. just an overall sad story considering this isnt even the ruling on his drug charge. i dont see this kid ever playing college ball sad story for a good young talent.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    this was the best desicion KS ever made while he was at IU taking away the offer to this kid. i hate seeing kids that are good at this sport and dont make it because of pure stupidity. just an overall sad story considering this isnt even the ruling on his drug charge. i dont see this kid ever playing college ball sad story for a good young talent.

  • hoosierfan27

    This day just keeps getting better, Creek now this. Sampson may be the worst judge of character ever, and thank god that crack head never made it to Bloomington.

  • hoosierfan27

    This day just keeps getting better, Creek now this. Sampson may be the worst judge of character ever, and thank god that crack head never made it to Bloomington.

  • hoosierfan27

    This day just keeps getting better, Creek now this. Sampson may be the worst judge of character ever, and thank god that crack head never made it to Bloomington.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    WE GOT VERDELL JONES KEEP IT GOING TC

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    WE GOT VERDELL JONES KEEP IT GOING TC

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    WE GOT VERDELL JONES KEEP IT GOING TC

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    What's your source for the Verdell Jones news?

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    What's your source for the Verdell Jones news?

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    What's your source for the Verdell Jones news?

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    I see it all over now. Wasn't on Rivals when I first checked

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    I see it all over now. Wasn't on Rivals when I first checked

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    I see it all over now. Wasn't on Rivals when I first checked

  • Haystacks

    Whats to keep any of these coaches from giving a crap about the NCAA rules. Why would they care….if they break the NCAA rules for texting or phone calls or grades and the NCAA finds out, what's the worst thing that can happen? They get more money to go away or they continue to get paid after being fired (cause its in a contract) while they work somewhere else and have 2 paychecks. It's a win-win for the coaches, they either cheat and get away with it and have pretty good to great success, or they get caught and get paid serious money and then find a job in the NBA which laughs at all the silly little kid rules the NCAA makes up. Coaches who dont give a damn about their image have it made.

  • Thank god we don't have to deal with this………that would be the last thing we need. If we kept Sampson…..who knows what kind of other turmoil would be around the corner.

    Go Hoosiers!

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    this was the best desicion KS ever made while he was at IU taking away the offer to this kid. i hate seeing kids that are good at this sport and dont make it because of pure stupidity. just an overall sad story considering this isnt even the ruling on his drug charge. i dont see this kid ever playing college ball sad story for a good young talent.

  • hoosierfan27

    This day just keeps getting better, Creek now this. Sampson may be the worst judge of character ever, and thank god that crack head never made it to Bloomington.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    WE GOT VERDELL JONES KEEP IT GOING TC

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    What's your source for the Verdell Jones news?

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    What's your source for the Verdell Jones news?

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    I see it all over now. Wasn't on Rivals when I first checked

  • Dwight_K_Schrute

    I see it all over now. Wasn't on Rivals when I first checked