Kelvin Sampson is still talking

  • 02/26/2009 4:17 pm in

Kelvin Sampson’s media tour just keeps getting lamer and lamer. The latest: A one-on-one interview with the Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy, wherein Sampson complains about the media and his punishment being unfair and he didn’t know he was cheating blah blah blah:

SN: Was the NCAA too harsh on you?

SAMPSON: I think so. I think they were unfair. I think they were unfair to IU, too. I don’t think anybody got treated fairly in this. This thing got hit in the media, it got sensationalized. It just took on a life of its own. When they start using the word unethical, when they describe you as unethical –somebody that’s unethical, to me, knows right from wrong and then does it anyway. There’s intent behind it.

That’s pretty much the gist of the whole interview. Kelvin believes he was treated unfairly, that he really didn’t do anything wrong, and that the NCAA’s mind was made up about him before he had the chance to prove himself innocent of all those charges. Blah. If it wasn’t obvious Sampson wants to coach college hoops again, it should be by now. Otherwise, he would go away. He would spare us the nonsense. He would make me forget he ever existed.

Instead, expect the media tour to roll on. Gee. Can’t wait.

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  • Kelin Blab

    THe more sampson speaks, the more I think he should be banned for life and IU should find a way to sue his ass for something………I am fed up with his 'I did nothing wrong' and I wish some players would sue him or speak out against him……he is the worse of the worst…

  • Phillip

    I continue to be amazed by his lack of acknowledgement – I guess you have to break the rule a 1,000,000xs not a 1,000 before it beomces unethical. Hope this guy never, ever coaches again.

  • Kurt

    I hear what you are saying, but I also know about Alabama football players that went from Greeen County (the poorest county in the entire country) to living in the nicest housing in Tuscaloosa and driving escalades. In that perspective, making a few extra calls is a little less of a infraction. Alabama didn’t get near the punishment IU got for literally paying their players. Having been at IU and having been friends with basketball and football players (I was a gymnast), we weren’t even allowed to say hello to the recruits when I visited for Little 500 between IU and going to Alabama. As objectionable as Sampson’s behavior is in terms of not taking responsibility… phone calls shouldn’t really be what the NCAA gets their panties in a twist over.

  • CutterInChicago

    His behavior is pathological and borders on a sociopathic personality when it comes to any sense of responsibility.
    Please, Kelvin, just go away, write your “tell all book” or something and then fade away like Clem Haskins (who really knew how to cheat).

  • BGleas

    Glad to see ITH finally on twitter!

    I'm @BGleas on twitter.

  • MillaRed

    The NCAA is a proud (too proud) establishment. I got news for you Sampson. You were named coach of the year by these people. You blew yourself up and in that process the NCAA was tarnished. Pay the price sir. Look in the mirror and take some resonsibility.

    I am from Madison, WI and in Indianapolis right now on my way south where I grew up. I will be stopping in Bloomington to show my son the campus for the first time? Why? Because it's Indiana. It's Indiana.

    In three years we will be spanking big ten -ss and everyone knows it's coming. So we'll let Kelvin and the other haters have their say this year but that 6th banner will be hanging soon.

    Keep it up Crean!

  • PMK

    Karen Sampson = Duke Lacrosse…..She's as deranged as her husband. No wonder they are “best friends”.

  • CutterInChicago

    His behavior is pathological and borders on a sociopathic personality when it comes to any sense of responsibility.
    Please, Kelvin, just go away, write your “tell all book” or something and then fade away like Clem Haskins (who really knew how to cheat).

  • BGleas

    Glad to see ITH finally on twitter!

    I'm @BGleas on twitter.

  • MillaRed

    The NCAA is a proud (too proud) establishment. I got news for you Sampson. You were named coach of the year by these people. You blew yourself up and in that process the NCAA was tarnished. Pay the price sir. Look in the mirror and take some resonsibility.

    I am from Madison, WI and in Indianapolis right now on my way south where I grew up. I will be stopping in Bloomington to show my son the campus for the first time? Why? Because it's Indiana. It's Indiana.

    In three years we will be spanking big ten -ss and everyone knows it's coming. So we'll let Kelvin and the other haters have their say this year but that 6th banner will be hanging soon.

    Keep it up Crean!

  • PMK

    Karen Sampson = Duke Lacrosse…..She's as deranged as her husband. No wonder they are “best friends”.