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The issue with Kevin Ware’s court date: the car he was driving

Nov 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Kevin Ware, Rick Pitino AP

According to reports, Kevin Ware got a speeding ticket. He was going 95 mph in a 55 mph zone.

That’s not good.

Kevin Ware then allegedly missed his court date on Monday. That’s even worse.

From a legal perspective, Ware messed up. Missing court dates are not what you would call recommended, and I’m sure there will be some kind of repercussions that he’ll have to deal with in the legal system, even if it’s something as relatively minor as paying a fine or getting his license suspended.

From the NCAA’s perspective, however, this could be a bigger issue.


Because Ware was reportedly driving a 2013 Dodge Charger, a car that costs upwards of $30,000.

And … here we go.

The car reportedly belongs to a man named Matt Case, a 23-year old that says that he is enrolled as an undergrad at Louisville. He also told the Courier-Journal that he works for BLC Industries and is an organizer for Eventris, an event management, marketing and production company in Louisville. Essentially, that means he’s a party promoter.

And Kevin Ware is driving around in his car.

According to the CJ, Case said he loaned the car to Ware, who he says has been one of his best friends since they got to college, to visit a friend and that it was a one-time deal.

Here’s the catch, however: Case could qualify as a booster, and if he does, that could mean some trouble for Ware.

  1. prov1x - Nov 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    An undergrad as a booster. That’s quite a stretch. Move along….nothing to see here.

    • xli2006 - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Benefits are benefits even if it is from an Undergrad.

      As an IU fan who has seen the vicious nature of the NCAA, they don’t mess around. They ran a coach through the meat grinder for simply calling recruits (then changed the rules 2 years after to remove those very phone call rules). Then they suspended 2 players because a former AAU coach’s wife had an IU parking permit in the 90s (yep, 9 games each because an unaffiliated WIFE’s parking… wtf).

      “Nothing to see here” turns into “Improper Benefits” in the eyes of the NCAA real fast.

  2. jdillydawg - Nov 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Shouldn’t someone call out the NCAA for bullying?

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