Kentucky US Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign for re-election has issued a press release concerning the recent use of NCAA athletes in their recent political videos that have caused quite a stir.
Earlier today, issues related to the use of NCAA images in a web video created by an outside vendor for our campaign were brought to our attention.
The video was taken down immediately after questions were raised. Since that time, we have received correspondence from the University of Kentucky, we have spoken with them, and the matter has been resolved.
To be clear, neither the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville nor any student-athlete was aware of any image used in this video, and actions have been taken with the vendor to ensure this never happens again.
We have also reached out to the University of Louisville to make sure they are aware of the situation and offered our full cooperation to clear up any misunderstanding.
It was our intention to honor our great Kentucky basketball traditions. Our campaign apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.
I guess all McConnell can do now is support court stormings.