LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky pitcher who filed a lawsuit against the school over its insistence that he
testify to the NCAA has left the team, the coach said.
Coach Gary Henderson told the Lexington Herald-Leader that James
Paxton, who is considered one of the nation's top collegiate
players, has decided to leave.
"We wanted him to be a part of our club; he could certainly
make us a better team," Henderson said. "I think it would have
been the best decision for him baseball-wise, but he's decided not
to do that."
Attempts to reach Paxton and his family by the newspaper were
He filed the lawsuit nearly three months ago in Fayette Circuit
Court on allegations that officials told him he had to submit to
NCAA questioning about his amateur status or face expulsion from
Paxton declined interviews with the governing body for college
athletics about his eligibility and his dealings with the Toronto