Little Things Piling Up for Kansas Hoops

On the heels of Brady Morningstar's DWI and the much talked about Kansas hoops-football feuding comes the latest strange off-the-court bit of news. ↵

↵Former Jayhawks star Scot Pollard sold a car to guard Tyshawn Taylor -- the same player who ended up in the hospital as a result of that football-basketball feud. Taylor then loaned that car to forward Markieff Morris. On Sept. 13, Morris hit another car while driving Taylor's vehicle. Then, in the police report, it was shown that the car was still in Pollard's name. Any time you've got a former player selling a car to a current player, it can raise some red flags. ↵

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↵⇥ “I Blue-Booked it, gave him a fair price,” Pollard said. “He was complaining a little bit. I said, ‘I’m not going to get you in trouble. We’re going to do it fair and legal or you can come up with a cheaper." ↵⇥

↵⇥Pollard and [KU associate athletics director for external relations Jim] Marchiony both said the car sale was approved by KU’s compliance office ↵⇥

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↵OK, fine. Sounds like it's on the up and up, but why even put yourself into this position where questions would arise? Why wasn't the title taken care of immediately and transferred to Taylor from Pollard? If it wasn't a good deal, why didn't Taylor just keep shopping around? Unless something more is found, I can't imagine any sort of penalty being levied against anyone involved, but it's another day and another story where the preseason No. 1 in college hoops is in the news for the wrong reasons. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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