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Old 09-27-2017, 02:32 PM
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Official on recruit backing out on Louisville
http://scout.com/college/basketball/...ille-108070851
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:13 PM
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There are rumors that Louisville is so deep into this corruption that has been uncovered by the FBI, that the University leaders are meeting to decide what actions to take. It is rumored to be a strong possibility that Rick Pitino will be fired, maybe as soon as today, so Louisville can appear to be self-policing (where have they been the last few years?), and hope to avoid the institutional death penalty from the NCAA.

Btw, Rick Pitino is still owed another $37,704,125 (not including bonuses) on his current contract-
https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/sta...31092768268288

There are a number of other schools holding similar high-level meetings to decide what to do.
"Deep" doesn't begin to describe this. Read the following:

Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich Put on Unpaid Leave by Louisville Amid FBI Investigation

The University of Louisville placed head basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on unpaid administrative leave Wednesday following an FBI investigation into a wide-ranging college basketball corruption scandal.

Louisville interim president Greg Postel announced the decision at a press conference after Steve Pence, Pitino's attorney, told Phillip M. Bailey of the Courier-Journal of the move, noting Pitino is "effectively fired."

Mark Schlabach of ESPN first reported the Cardinals' decision to let Pitino and Jurich go.

Evan Daniels of Scout.com later reported David Padgett is in charge of the program "for the time being."

On Tuesday, Shachar Peled of CNN reported four college assistant coaches—Chuck Person (Auburn), Lamont Evans (Oklahoma State), Tony Bland (USC) and Emanuel Richardson (Arizona)—were among 10 people arrested by the FBI on "complaints that allege fraud and corruption."

"All of those charged today contributed to a pay-to-play culture that has no business in college basketball," Bill Sweeney, assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York division, said.

Meanwhile, Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com noted Louisville was identified as "University-6" listed within investigation documents, which claim there was an agreement between an unnamed Cardinals staffer, Adidas official James Gatto and others to pay $100,000 to a committed recruit's family.

Postel said one athlete was notified he is being held out of NCAA activities after the investigation.

"These allegations come as a complete shock to me," Pitino said in a statement. "If true, I agree with the U.S. Attorneys Office that these third-party schemes, initiated by a few bad actors, operated to commit a fraud on the impacted universities and their basketball programs, including the University of Louisville. Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable. But the FBI and the United States Department of Justice have come to clean up the sport and the mess made by Louisville and other programs."

The 65-year-old New York City native took over the Louisville program in 2001. He led the Cardinals to a 416-143 record across 16 seasons, highlighted by an NCAA tournament title in 2013.

Pitino also dealt with multiple scandals during his tenure.

In 2009, he detailed an extortion plot following a 2003 encounter with Karen Cunagin Sypher during which they engaged in brief consensual sex. He confirmed he gave her $3,000 for "counseling and medical needs" but was later told the money was used for an abortion. He said the woman demanded "millions" to remain quiet about the situation six years later, which led to her seven-year prison sentence.

In June, Pitino received a five-game suspension from the NCAA for a "failure to monitor" as part of the program's escort scandal, which came to light in a 2015 book by Katina Powell. He was set to sit out the first five conference games of the 2017-18 season, pending appeal.

Pitino, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, previously served as head coach at Boston University, Providence, Kentucky and on an interim basis at Hawaii. He also spent time as the head coach of the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Pitino had "probed NBA teams on a return as a head coach in recent years," but noted there has been no interest and that it's "unlikely to change."

Louisville hired Jurich in October 1997. The former football kicker, who the Pittsburgh Steelers selected in the 1978 NFL draft, had filled the role of athletic director at both Northern Arizona and Colorado State before joining the Cardinals.

He oversaw the school's move through several conferences across the past two decades, most recently joining the ACC in 2014.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...aign=editorial

Note the link has the word "fired" in it. It's truncated here but, when you click on it, the full link will appear in your address bar.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:37 PM
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Two 5-star recruits have already decommitted from Louisville because of this scandal-
Louisville has two ESPN 100 prospects decommit
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...ecommit-school

Pitino is put on administrative leave without pay, while the Louisville AD Tom Jurich is placed on administrative leave with pay. It is likely Louisville will soon sever all ties with Pitino.
http://www.courier-journal.com/story...all/705193001/
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:55 PM
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An Alabama basketball administrator, Kobie Baker, resigns in response to the FBI case announced yesterday.
https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/sta...91031881060353


Ironically, Kobie Baker's previous job was NCAA Assistant Director of Enforcement-
https://twitter.com/JeffEisenberg/st...87197720829952


And University of Miami has been officially notified that they are under investigation by the FBI. The papers released by the FBI yesterday described a Florida University that was involved in the bribing of players, but did not name them. Now we know it was Miami.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:01 AM
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Official on recruit backing out on Louisville
http://scout.com/college/basketball/...ille-108070851
Courtney Ramey (#13) is familiar to at least one of the guys on our team


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Old 09-28-2017, 10:46 AM
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Louisville's Athletic Director has just been fired per report
..there is a separate report that Rick Pitino has a clause in his contract that requires a Board of Trustees meeting & action for him to be fired & even then, only after a 10-day notice- so that will take a few days but is in the works.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKwqXR7VAAA2tws.jpg:large

Everybody knew this stuff was going on - so Pitino's claims that he knew NOTHING are a little hollow
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...81776372895744



Now NIKE is being subpoenaed
https://twitter.com/DarrenHeitner/st...95940134903815



This same stuff was happening long ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/14/sp...n.html?mcubz=0

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Old 09-28-2017, 01:53 PM
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Courtney Ramey (#13) is familiar to at least one of the guys on our team...
actually, I am pretty sure Bradley's Elijah Childs (#3 in white)
also knows Courtney Ramey (#13 in black)


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Old 09-28-2017, 03:23 PM
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and Louisville self-imposes their own suspension on Brian Bowen...and more leaks out that the FBI has transcripts and recordings of those phone conversations with the agents offering money and Rick Pitino supposedly on the other end...
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:03 PM
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https://twitter.com/MadnessOMarch/st...sits-108116713

https://www.sbnation.com/college-bas...-agents-adidas
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:32 PM
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We'll probably begin to hear more of these kinds of stories from past college players-
https://twitter.com/tperkinsbball23/...37384783618049


I am sure that stories like that are numerous.

I recall a conversation I had with Stan Albeck back in about 1989 when he was the head coach at Bradley. He had spent 17 years as a coach in the ABA and NBA before taking the Bradley job. He told me that many times he used to hear his pro players talking in the locker rooms and comparing experiences about how much money or "impermissable benefits" they got while being recruited and while playing at their colleges. He told me that virtually every player he coached in the ABA & NBA got money and/or other illegal benefits while in college. This has been going on for many decades.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:51 PM
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Oklahoma State was the last school to take action against their assistant coach, one of the 4 named in the FBI/Justice Dept. papers released. Several hours after the other 3 schools (USC, Arizona, & Auburn) had suspended their assistant coaches who were named on Tuesday, OK State finally suspended Lamont Evans.
Today, they were the first of those schools to announce that they have terminated their assistant coach.

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...10208982446080

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Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans has been terminated for cause, per release.


The other 3 assistant coaches named are all still employed, though they are currently on suspension:
Emanuel Richardson at Arizona
Tony Bland at USC
Chuck Person at Auburn
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:55 PM
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Charles Barkley, never shy about telling secrets, said

"I got cash from agents while at Auburn"
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2..._cash_fro.html

Auburn also was said to have paid upwards of $200,000 to land top recruits, and yet NCAA never even checked.
But Charles Barkley remarked:
"Charles Barkley jokes that Auburn made a 'good investment' in Cam Newton"
https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016...ck-show-auburn
http://www.espn.com/college-football...ory?id=5765214


Other stars now talking about big cash payments but oddly they were silent when the money was going to them
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/09/espn...andal-fbi-ncaa
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:06 PM
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More (unconfirmed) evidence that Louisville intends to fire Rick Pitino-
https://twitter.com/coreyevans_10/st...51485400752128

Hearing that David Padgett will be named interim head coach at Louisville in the coming days, per source
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:10 PM
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Arizona announces that they are hiring a law firm to conduct an investigation into the dealings of their assistant coach Emanuel Richardson, with the intent to dismiss him, and act like he was acting entirely on his own as a loose cannon.
https://hoopdirt.com/arizona-initiat...ok-richardson/

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Old 09-28-2017, 11:30 PM
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.....(Louisville assistant) David Padgett will be named interim head coach at Louisville .....
omg- this is funnier than Saturday Night Live (and I mean the REAL old SNL with John Belushi & Gilda Radner)

Louisville is being brought down by a coaching staff full of CORRUPT rogue assistants cheating like hell to get recruits...

SO WHAT DO THEY DO -
They fire the head coach and elevate one of their CORRUPT ROGUE assistant staff to the head spot!!!
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:55 AM
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The Justice Department is really putting the pressure on these assistant coaches to spill the beans on others. Golden State player Andre Iguodala, a friend of Emanuel "Book" Richardson, the Arizona assistant charged, tweeted this-
https://twitter.com/andre/status/913229113153921024

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They said my mans got 20k in kickbacks.... he facing 60yrs and a 1.5 mil fine...



That kind of threat will get a lot of people talking.....
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:21 PM
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Interesting article in Arizona media..they really do a little research..and kind of implicate one of the other Arizona assistants in this scandal

One name is familiar - Mark Phelps - Arizona assistant used to be DRAKE's HEAD COACH and thus far Phelps' name is not implicated in the scandal

http://tucson.com/what-we-know-so-fa...f070688.html#1
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:04 PM
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Looks like Auburn is preparing to fire their Athletic Director who hired Bruce Pearl. This suggests they will also figure a way to part ways with Pearl, too.
http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/ind...es_toward.html
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:28 AM
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seems the guy Louisville elevated to interim coach was kinda close to the corruption
http://www.zagsblog.com/2017/09/29/7...ed-louisville/
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:37 AM
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omg- this is funnier than Saturday Night Live (and I mean the REAL old SNL with John Belushi & Gilda Radner)

Louisville is being brought down by a coaching staff full of CORRUPT rogue assistants cheating like hell to get recruits...

SO WHAT DO THEY DO -
They fire the head coach and elevate one of their CORRUPT ROGUE assistant staff to the head spot!!!
This is why I think they should clean house all the way up to the President ( he had to have known or should have known ) then give the school the death penalty.
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