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Adidas says evidence shows Pitino was “aware and supported” pay for play

Adidas has asked a federal judge to drop Rick Pitino’s lawsuit, arguing Pitino was well aware of the funny business happening in the recruitment of five-star guard Brian Bowen. Adidas says Pitino was “both aware and supported” the pay-for-play scheme, which is why Pitino’s lawsuit against Adidas should be dismissed immediately.

Pitino has long maintained he had ZERO knowledge of any payment to the Bowen family in Bowen’s recruitment. Now with Adidas testifying Pitino was aware and supportive, he may finally be exposed for his involvement and blatant lying when asked about it.

Pitino is going to regret his lawsuit against Adidas, should more evidence come out that directly implicates him.

WDRB has the full story here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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16 responses to “Adidas says evidence shows Pitino was “aware and supported” pay for play”

  1. Sentient Third Eye

    Lawsuits are funny things. Even though all lawyers are professionally trained to lie and cheat, somehow the truth still ends up coming out in the end. I’d love to see the look on Pitino’s face when he finally realizes this truism.

  2. ukjaybrat

    “Pitino is going to regret his lawsuit against Adidas”

    Drew, he is a pathological liar. He’s not going to regret anything. He’s just going to sit in his mansion in Miami and continue to tell whatever reporter he can reach out to that he is poor ole rick and it’s him against the world and it was all 3 or 4 different rogue assistants doing all of this behind his back…

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  3. ClutchCargo

    Stevie Wonder could have seen that suing adidas and having all this come to light was not going to be a good thing for Coach 2.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Much better IMO to let people suspect that he was involved than to bring this to court and have it “proven” by the preponderance of the evidence. But he just can’t help himself.

  4. UKinIN

    I don’t think WDRB has it right. The FBI is not investigating college recruiting. If they were charges would have been brought against Adidas and every coach and family member involved in Bowen’s recruitment. The FBI is after individuals that were trying to influence players after they finished their one year of college. So once again, Rick is only guilty of breaking NCAA rules and being a repugnant human being.

  5. CatsFan4Life

    Vitale will probably still support him.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Vitale will support just about any coach who has been fired. That’s just one of the weird quirks about him. Yet, he will go on and on about rampant cheating (hypothetically, of course).

    2. Mathlete

      Vitale is senile

  6. Mathlete

    It’s much better to be thought of as a slimy, lying cheat than to open a lawsuit and remove all doubt.

    1. Sentient Third Eye

      I’m honestly wondering if Pitino even knows the truth anymore? Maybe he’s lied to himself for so long that he’s forgotten how to tell the difference. Basically, he might be insane.

    2. 4everUKblue

      Again, call me crazy but Rick shows all the signs of a using addict and I have been around a few of them. Nothing is ever his fault, the mindset of an addict.

  7. JTHinton

    Is there any chance RP goes to jail

    1. pancakesfordinner

      No. He’s not in the indictment. I seriously doubt they released info about everyone else and not him. What Louisville did isn’t criminally wrong, it’s just an NCAA violation.

  8. SuperTroy18

    Sadly, he could’ve been caught handing money to recruits himself, and Cards fans would find SOME way of justifying it. They are so utterly delusional.

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