Posted by Historian on September 28, 2017 at 16:52:01:
In Reply to: Pitino and AD Gone posted by melgru on September 28, 2017 at 07:02:40:
: It will be interesting to see how long it will take for the "public" to get bored with this.
Actually, he has not yet been fired, and neither has the AD. He and the AD have been placed on indefinite leave, pending further investigation by Louisville.
His attorney, in response to a question from reporters, said that the imposition of an involuntary administrative leave on his client Pitino was "tantamount to a firing".
They are not "gone" yet, but will most certainly be very soon.
The really big question though, based on today's most recent ESPN report that "Coach-2" identified in the federal complaint is Pitino, is whether Pitino was the one who actually funneled $100K to Bowen, the Louisville prospect who committed in June, the guy who Pitino said at the time "just fell in our lap."
If Pitino did indeed facilitate the payment as the FBI's confidential informant claims (according to ESPN), then Pitino himself could be looking at a pretty stiff jail sentence, and at the very least, the complaint will be amended, or a grand jury will be empaneled and then it will be more than just losing his job that he'll have to worry about.
Will the "public" get bored with this? What a ridiculous question. This isn't supposed to be "entertaining" material. It's deadly serious, and Louisville, currently on some pretty serious NCAA probation, would most certainly make SMU's football scandal look like a picnic. It would certainly be the "death penalty" no matter how much the economic interests begged otherwise.
"Will the public be bored?" This is a federal criminal probe for goodness sakes. Who cares if the public gets bored?
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