Demi, Ashton Mired in ... Basketball Scandal?

University of Iowa admits introducing celebs to recruits
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2010 8:24 AM CDT
Actors Ashton Kutcher and wife Demi Moore watch the second half of the game during the Iowa-Iowa State college basketball game on December 12, 2008 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – As if Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher didn't already have enough drama in their lives, they are now embroiled in a college sports controversy, of all things. The University of Iowa admitted that athletic officials allowed two high school basketball recruits to meet the celebrity couple at a U of I football game last month; the recruits also met several of the university's former basketball players. The former players and Kutcher, who attended the school, are all considered to represent the university's athletic interests—meaning the meeting was in violation of NCAA rules.

The recruits met Kutcher and Moore in a suite at a university football game on Sept. 11. One of the two recruits later made a verbal commitment to the school. Officials called the violations inadvertent contact and blamed them on "sloppy management," but according to the Des Moines Register, documents state that the coaching staff was present when at least one recruit met the actors, and the introduction happened in a suite that is not open to recruits. The NCAA has not yet decided how to respond. Click here for more on Kutcher and Moore's non-basketball troubles

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