PDF: Recently Unsealed Indictment Reveals Pitino’s Involvement in Pay-for-Play Scandal

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According to a recently unsealed indictment in the college basketball pay-for-play scandal, former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was aware of, and participated in the securing of payments to the family of then recruit Brian Bowen. Pitino, who was fired back on October 15th, has previously been identified as “coach-2” in the original indictment. According to the top paragraph on page 15 of the document that was just unsealed,

“Dawkins explained that while Coach-2 [Pitino] and the University of Louisville were recruiting the student-athlete [Bowen], Dawkins asked Coach-2 [Pitino] to call James Gatto to request that Company-1 [Adidas] provide the money requested by the family of the student-athlete [Bowen], which Coach-2 [Pitino] agreed to do”.

A complete PDF of the recently released 23 page document can be found HERE.

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  • Bop Jammer

    OMG WOW WOW WOW he knew??!??!? Hahahaha come on man of course he knew and just as all the other head coaches involved know/knew. All these idiots talk about character and integrity. They’re cheaters and hypocrites PERIOD…. #rickpiteeny

  • Bop Jammer

    On a side note, how bout the moron interim president at Louisville basically ruining himself by hiring one of the assistants on staff. This move was a great display of what at best can be ignorance bordering on incompetence but likely just complete incompetence.. Haha I’m sure Padget had “no knowledge” of any of this going on. What a mess they’ve made of College basketball.