Photo: Kutcher Photo Incriminates Hawkeye Hoops

Tom Witosky of the DES MOINES REGISTER breaks the news today that the University of Iowa has admitted to NCAA recruiting violations resulting from contact between two basketball recruits and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.

Ashton Kutcher photo with Marcus Paige

On Sept. 15, the NCAA sent a letter to the Univ. of Iowa  accusing the school’s basketball program of allowing the meeting on Sept. 11 between basketball recruits Marcus Paige and Josh Oglesby and the actors. On Oct. 1, after an internal investigation, Iowa confirmed that such meetings took place.

Paige and Oglesby met Kutcher, a Univ. of Iowa supporter, and Moore on a football weekend in Iowa City. Paige later Tweeted a photo of himself and Kutcher while Oglesby subsequently told a reporter from a recruiting website about the visit. The Paige Twitter photo and published report of Oglesby’s comments is what set the NCAA’s investigation of impropriety in motion.

But why is meeting Kutcher and Moore an NCAA violation? (Neither are U of I graduates or have any formal ties to the school.) Read more…

Ashton Kutcher Is Coaching High School Football

For a 30-year old, Ashton Kutcher has worn a lot of different trucker hats in life.   He was first thrust into the spotlight as a male model before taking off after joining the cast of That 70’s Show.   Ashton then used his television success to branch out into movies, produce his own prank show on MTV, and land his own cougar, Demi Moore.

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis

Now, for his next trick, Kutcher is going back to his Iowa-born roots.  No, he’s not making meth in the middle of an Iowa cornfield (at least, I don’t think he is), he’s getting back into football.  Ashton played wide receiver for his high school football team, and now he’s taken off the pads and replaced them with a clipboard.

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