A bizarre scandal that nearly caused Kentucky to vacate its entire 2009-2010 season revolved around Eric Bledsoe and a grade in his high school Algebra III class. The grade, which was changed from a C to an A, just so happened to bump up his GPA above the NCAA eligibility threshold. Bledsoe denied any wrongdoing, and Calipari—unsurprisingly—was never implicated.
If that sounds a little fishy, that’s because it is. But the NCAA, nor the Birmingham Board of Education that oversaw Bledsoe’s high school transcripts, could prove anything. The Birmingham Board of Ed. as ESPN pointed out, basically told Bledsoe after its ruling, "We think you're lying, but we can't prove it. You're free to go."