Ashton, Demi in sports row
Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have broken University sports laws as they met prospective athletes of a university sports team - in turn influencing selection.entertainment Updated: Nov 02, 2010 17:47 IST
Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have caught in a row after they met with prospective athletes of a university sports team, breaking the norms of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Eonline reports, the University of Iowa and the Hollywood pair are in hot water after athletic officials allowed prospective basketball recruits to meet Kutcher and his wife before a football game in September, 2010. Kutcher being a university donor was prohibited to meet the athletes under NCAA rules.
Despite the meeting seeming relatively innocuous, Kutcher is considered to be a 'representative of Hawkete athletic interests' and therefore cannot have contact with potential high-school recruits.
The 32-year-old dropped out of the University of Iowa in the late 1990s to pursue a career in modelling, but his connection with the school prevents him from having contact with potential recruits as he could be seen to have a special influence on who gets selected.
The basketball hopefuls reportedly met with former Hawkeye players, before being introduced to Kutcher and his wife Moore at a stadium football suite. The couple are yet to make any comment.
First Published: Nov 02, 2010 12:42 IST