Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but don't discount the anger of ex-boyfriends.
UConn freshman Ryan Boatright was recently benched for the second time this season as the NCAA looked into whether he violated his eligibility status. But sources tell the Danbury News-Times the investigation was spurred by the ex-boyfriend of Boatright's mom.
As if the story could get much stranger, the man is also a cousin of Boatright's father.
NCAA investigators already docked Boatright six games while checking out claims he received a plane ticket given to him by a former AAU coach. The latest issues involve accusations of more improper benefits from that same AAU team, coached by Reggie Rose.
Kevin Duffy of the Danbury News-Times reports both these allegations have come from a man with a court case against Tanesha Boatright, the UConn guard's mother. The report quoted a source as saying the ex-boyfriend is "doing whatever he can to get back at her. It has little to do with Ryan. He doesn't even know the rules and regulations of the NCAA and recruitment. He was just throwing everything out there."
Boatright, from Aurora, Ill., has been productive during his first season for coach Jim Calhoun, averaging 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He's allowed to practice with UConn while the NCAA sorts out the latest allegations, but he can't play in games or travel with the team.
No. 17 Connecticut (14-3, 4-2 Big East) beat Notre Dame 67-53 over the weekend thanks to Shabazz Napier's 16 points and 5 assists. That loss ended the Fighting Irish's 29-game home winning streak.
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