Skip to comments.Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid corruption scandal
Posted on 09/27/2017 9:46:42 AM PDT by conservative98
ick Pitino found the scandal he couldnt survive.
The Louisville coach, as well as athletic director Tom Jurich, was canned on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, one day after the corruption scandal that rocked the NCAA focused intently on Louisville.
Pitino and Jurich met with Louisville officials Wednesday. According to WAVE-TV, Jurich was asked to fire Pitino and when he refused was fired himself. A news conference is scheduled for later Wednesday.
The FBI investigated corruption and bribery in college sports, arresting assistants from four programs. Louisville was spotlighted by the investigation, which found a Cardinals recruit was funneled $100,000 through Adidas to get him to commit to Louisville.
This is the scandal Pitino could not weather, after he kept the job following the NCAA proving a Louisville assistant hired escorts to strip and have sex with recruits. He also was involved in a sex scandal, when a woman with whom he was having an affair tried to blackmail him.
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Louisville's Rick Pitino takes jab at GOP candidate Donald Trump.......
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is taking a jab at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
The Hall of Famer will coach Puerto Rican junior and national teams in a six-day exhibition series against his Cardinals next week before preparing them for the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City later this month. That upcoming trip gave Pitino a chance to lob some political shade toward the billionaire developer, who has been criticized for making insensitive comments about Mexican immigrants in a speech announcing his candidacy.
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Pitino didn't mention Trump by name, but there was no doubt who he was referring to Thursday when he joked that "unlike some political candidates, we love Mexico."
Pitino's remarks came hours before Trump was preparing rebuttals for nine other presidential candidates in the first GOP debate.
VIDEO | Rick Pitino says Donald Trump needs to apologize to John McCain, Mexicans......."He had to try to win an election. I wouldn't want to win in that way, but he had to try to do it, I guess. But the most important thing now is whoever he insulted, call them up and apologize and then start fresh with everybody ... He's not a politician so he's gonna make these mistakes ... He should be part of the Louisville basketball team and lose his Twitter account ... And then he just needs to call those people up. Start fresh. Apologize to anyone he insulted from the Mexican community, say it wasn't meant. People, when you apologize and you really mean it, they forgive you. But if you don't apologize, they don't forget."
A bunch of strippers and bribes? “I wouldn’t want to win that way.” Rick should apologize to America and then coach in Mexico.
He loves Mexico and apologies. okie-dokie. He can apologize for this scandal and take responsibility for it and move to Mexico and we’ll all be happy.
Was it Amish on the take?
He could have been DemRat Senator instead without consequences. I’m doubting Sen Menendez will get any real consequences either for his foibles.
I’m sure they were shocked, shocked I tell you, that there was corruption in their basketball program recruiting. </sarcasm>
At least Hugh Freeze hoarded the ecscorts for himself
Good. ALL thug sports should be utterly destroyed. White men spend entirely too much time on them, and not enough on politics. Kaepernick and his jihadist girlfriend did us a steady last year by making many of us shut off the NFL. Because many, MANY White men — and women too — discovered Donald Trump and got involved in the campaign. I truly believe this helped push him over the top. Stick to sports which respect our country, such as the NHL and MLB. Skip thug sports like NBA, NFL and (sadly) the NCAA hoops as well.
This is just the start. All the practices the FBI exposed are common in HS/College B’ball. Next are the coaches and others at AZ and USCe. The USCe coach Frank Martin just got his time to the Final Four last year the first time. Now we know how he got the talent.
Sounds to me like the Russians framed Pitino . Either that or he was driven insane by the fear of Global Warming.
Maybe the NBA will give Pitino another gig. Sounds like he’ll fit in more than ever.
Take a knee Ricky and some NBA team will find you a new job
This was aimed at potential pros already on the team, not recruits. (Except for UL)
I believe it was University of Southern California and not University of South Carolina assistant coach caught up in this...
You made my day by posting the article about RP slamming Trump right after the article that says he fired.