The University of Kentucky has released a statement concerning Senator Mitch McConnell using footage of Julius Randle in an advertisement.
McConnell’s campaign replaced the Duke footage that was mistakenly put into an ad with the above Randle picture.
The University of Kentucky consulted with the NCAA earlier today regarding footage of Julius Randle in a Mitch McConnell advertisement. Although the use of the student-athlete’s image in the advertisement is not permissible, because it was done without the knowledge or permission of the university or the student-athlete, it is not an NCAA violation. The University of Kentucky has sent a cease and desist letter and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure improper usage of a student-athlete’s name, image or likeness is prevented.
Mitch McConnell is definitely not gaining a lot of votes with Kentucky fans lately.
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