Just when we thought the Louisville stripper scandal had given us all it could give, it reloads with a new lawsuit and new material to make us laugh.
Today we learned former UofL players Luke Hancock, Tim Henderson, Gorgui Dieng, Stephan Van Treese and Mike Marra are suing the NCAA over the vacating of games from the 2012 and 2013 seasons. And to show how serious they are about the lawsuit, they brought in the services of Morgan & Morgan (For the people!) to get the job done. That, in itself, is hilarious. I actually laughed out loud when I read it. Was ‘Better Call Saul’ not available?
Anyway, John Morgan from Morgan & Morgan (For the people!) came up from Florida for a press conference and he brought all of his other Morgans with him. They spent an hour talking about how the NCAA is the devil and its rules aren’t fair and it preys on college athletes — a lot of which is true. I believe Morgan, who is for the people, said something like the NCAA is “Goliath” and he and his plaintiffs are fighting back against its bullying. He even said, “We’re here to get Pitino’s championship back.” Good luck with that.
Hancock, who was the only one of the five former players to attend, said he can’t go two days without someone asking him about strippers. He also said he didn’t do anything wrong and the punishment doesn’t fit the crime, and that he would trade Louisville’s improper benefits for the $900 million the NCAA made on the tournament. I don’t think that’s an option, bud.
I could go on and on about how Morgan & Morgan (For the people!) preached about justice for the Cardinals who did not participate in the sex stuff, and how they’re trying to “get the players’ good names back.” But there are two main points of emphasis that we really need to address at this time:
(1) Morgan & Morgan (For the people!) isn’t ready for the fight it is fighting. At one point during the press conference, John Morgan, who is for the people, said the NCAA invented its one-and-done rule so it could profit off the best basketball players for at least one year. But if Morgan, who is for the people, had done his homework, he would know it’s an NBA rule and not the NCAA’s rule.
(2) This made me laugh:
Morgan: Who knows which players may have had sex with hookers? Everyone got sprayed by this scandal. @840WHAS
— Will Clark (@WClark840WHAS) July 11, 2018
Everyone got sprayed, he says. Interpret that however you’d like.
In the end, this won’t last long. It’s completely idiotic in the first place, so someone with some sense will tell Hancock and his pals to shut it down before they open a brand new can of worms that don’t need to be opened. Did the players not take into consideration that Pitino, Jurich, Louisville and their teammates could get called to testify under oath? Be smarter, guys.
As for Morgan & Morgan (For the people!), it has to know this is frivolous. The law firm clearly knows enough to afford all of those TV commercials, so it must know this is all one big waste of time.
It’s also worth noting John Morgan hails from Lexington and proudly reps Big Blue Nation. So, Go Cats.
Good luck to all parties, though. We’ll be watching. And laughing.
Read the lawsuit here if you feel like wasting your time.