In response to the charges made Thursday morning against University of Mississippi Head Basketball Coach Andy Kennedy in Cincinnati, Ohio, Athletics Director Pete Boone and Kennedy issued the following statements:
"Clearly, this is an unfortunate situation," said Boone, who is with the team. "However, after a full discussion with Andy Kennedy and his staff, who were with him, I have the utmost confidence that once all the facts are known, Coach Kennedy will be cleared of all charges."
"I regret this situation," Kennedy said. "The focus should be on the players and the game, not on me. I vehemently deny the charges levied against me, and am completely confident that I will be fully exonerated of all charges."
Coach Kennedy will continue his coaching duties.