Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says coaches always know when scandals occur on their campuses and should be held accountable.
Calipari did not mention rival Louisville and coach Rick Pitino, who has maintained he had no knowledge of the paid escorts and did nothing wrong after the scandal kept the school out of this past season's NCAA Tournament. The scandal prompted the school to self-impose a postseason ban in 2015-16 and could result in severe sanctions by the NCAA.
"All I can tell you is this: If it happens on your campus and it happens with your assistants and those people, you probably have a good idea of what's going on," Calipari said Tuesday on the "Mike Lupica Show."
Calipari, who dealt with his own scandals during his tenures at UMass and Memphis, said coaches should not be blamed for the incidents that unfold when athletes go home.
"It happens back in their hometown, it happens back with their family ... there's no way you can know," Calipari said. "You just can't know. All I can say is most coaches have an idea if it happened on their campus. You might not be the first to know about it, but you eventually hear about it."
Calipari called the NCAA's investigations of scandals "selective" and inconsistent.
"It's unfortunate," Calipari said. "You wish there was more consistency about how they do things in the NCAA. There's a belief out there of selective enforcements and some people will call right to (NCAA president Mark Emmert) and say, 'Get these people off me,' and it changes. It's selective. If it isn't, it appears to you and me and everybody else (that it is)."