UK cites clarification on ESPN story on Liggins

In response to a ESPN story, Kentucky issued a clarification Thursday about DeAndre Liggins’ eligibility.

The story said, “Because of initial eligibility issues related to his recruitment, the NCAA held Liggins out of nine games in the 2009-10 season.”

Not entirely accurate, UK said in a statement.

“It was the University of Kentucky’s choice to withhold DeAndre Liggins from competition at the start of the 2009-10 season while eligibility questions were being resolved,” spokesman DeWayne Peevy said in a statement. “Once they were resolved the number of games we voluntarily withheld him from was considered sufficient. The original withholding was not mandated by the NCAA.”