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Paxton's amateur status compromised

Updated: January 15, 2010, 11:40 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky can keep one of the nation's top collegiate pitchers out of games for his senior season if he fails to clear up NCAA concerns about his amateur status, a judge ruled Friday night.

James Paxton, the highest-drafted college player to return to school this year, asked Fayette County Circuit Judge James Ishmael to stop the school from benching him for his refusal to answer undisclosed questions from the governing body for college athletics.

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