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10-08-2012, 02:19 PM
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Location: New York
Twitter got Kerdiles in trouble. He got suspended from NCAA hockey for one year.
Sources told Bucky's 5th Quarter Sunday that the situation started because a photo on twitter surfaced of Kerdiles out to dinner at the NHL Draft with representatives from Pulver Sports.
As we said in our initial report, it's certainly not an NCAA violation to be at the dinner, but the student-athlete would be required to pay for his own meal.
It's also not against the rules for a student-athlete to associate with an advisor, as long as the player doesn't receive any special benefits. The student-athlete is also required to compensate the advisor for any services provided.
Even if Kerdiles did get a free meal, a one-year suspension is like sending someone to the gas chamber for jaywalking. There has to be more to do with this than just a picture of a kid out to dinner.
When Bucky's 5th Quarter started to do some digging, it took us less than 10 minutes to find another NCAA violation. Posted directly from the twitter account of agent Ian Pulver, there is a picture of Kerdiles, Yakupov, and Galchenyuk at the NHL combine in Toronto.
In the picture (posted above), you can see the three players holding up and promoting supplements from BioSteel Sports.
Kerdiles can't be associated with BioSteel. He will be going to the WHL. Unless his parents want to pay for his schooling for a year. Pulver knows better. He was a NHLPA attorney before becoming a player agent.
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