Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton, Chapman's coach at Kentucky, declined comment through a university spokeswoman.

Blackmon said Monday he wasn't aware of any pressure put on Chapman about his dating habits but added, "If Rex said that that stuff happened, I'm pretty sure it did.""I know that atmosphere was around him a little bit," Davender said, referring to Chapman.

Davender said no one at Kentucky tried to influence his dating choices."I dated who I wanted to," he told the AP.

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-- Former Kentucky star Rex Chapman told a newspaper that school officials tried to stop him from dating black women or at least "hide it" rather than inflame fans."There were certain aspects of my time there that were really ugly," Chapman, who is white, said in a story published by The Courier-Journal on Monday.

"I don't know how it is today, but that's how it was 20 years ago."Chapman said scrutiny of his private life by athletic department officials, boosters and others hastened his departure from Kentucky.

The athlete is also seeking unspecified damages for using his name at the clubs.