Louisville puts Rick Pitino on unpaid leave

 

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Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was placed on unpaid leave by the university on Wednesday in a move that means the Hall-of-Fame coach has been “effectively fired” his attorney told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Pitino, 65, was given leave from his post after the latest scandal to rock U of L. An FBI probe into fraud and bribery exposed a number of programs and assistant coaches working illegally to obtain the services of high school prospects in a conspiracy effort to steer those players to Adidas, plus certain financial advisers and entrepreneurs. Louisville, which is under FBI investigation, is among the schools caught in the case that has quaked college basketball.

No one connected to Louisville has been publicly named or charged in the case, but this latest twist in the winter of Pitino’s career could prove to be the one complication he could not wiggle out of.

Read more at CBS Sports

 

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