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Pitino is suing the University of Louisville


Rick Pitino isn’t going to go away quietly into the Miami night.

He’s made statement after statement since being relieved of his duties; he has a lawsuit against Adidas, which isn’t going to go well; and now he is suing the University of Louisville.

Pitino and his attorneys are crying breach of contract, and seeking $4,307,000 per year through June 30, 2026 in the lawsuit against his former employer. That’s about $40 million he’s asking for.

Here’s the full release courtesy of Joe Sonka:

This will get very ugly, and we’re very excited about it.

Pass the popcorn.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

40 responses to “Pitino is suing the University of Louisville”

  1. Smyrna_Cat

    Crawl under the rock and Stay RP. This will get ugly.

  2. VinDatuk

    Steve Pence
    Counsel for FORMER Coach Pitino…FTFY Steve.
    You are not a coach anymore Rick. You are a few more of Katrina’s skanks away from being Charlie Sheen.

  3. UKBlue1982

    Do Pitino and his lawyer know that UofL can exhume ALL of the bodies buried during his tenure there? They are going on a prolonged, program-damaging probation, so what more harm would it do to the university to spill all of the secrets from the Ramsey-Jurich-Pitino Bermuda Triangle? There’s a reason they all, publicly, had each other’s back.

  4. 502CodeRed

    I think I’ve finally figured out Drew’s obsession with Pitino and UofL.
    Karen Sypher is Drew Franklin’s mom.

    1. Booby Petrino

      If that were the case, at least his dad didn’t talk her into an abortion like Rick did. Drew thanks you for your obsession with this site and helping his bank account.

    2. Realme

      You are so silly.

    3. runningunnin.454

      IF I were a UL fan, I sure wouldn’t let anybody know it.

    4. 4everUKblue

      And I sure as hell wouldn’t come on a fan site of the winningest program in college basketball and not to mention my most bitter rival, who btw owns my @ss, trying to play the one up game. Take care.

    5. Rixter

      Drew’s obsession over this debacle is the same as all of ours: it’s freakin’ HILARIOUS!!

    6. Rixter

      4everUKblue, No one has accused the U of L fanbase of intelligence, if they had smarts, they wouldn’t be U of L fans!

    7. UK Big Board Update

      502CodeRed is so mad, y’all…. 😀

    8. UK Big Board Update

      He commented on here less than 20 minutes after the article was posted. Obsessed?

  5. Realme

    Rick’s cancerously ridiculous ego must have him really believing what he says. No other way he would be stupid enough to put himself out there like this.

  6. Booby Petrino

    Between Louisville and Tennessee, we have a lot of entertainment right now! Makes up for a slow basketball month.

    1. 502CodeRed

      Also don’t forget the 2017 Governor’s Cup you have on DVR, Lil Boobs. Great entertainment.

    2. Bull Filmer

      Was that the game where former Heisman winner Lamar Jackson showed his true colors via un-sportsman like conduct for pushing and fighting Jordan Jones? And, the same game where uavel’s G.G. Robinson was ejected for a late hit and targeting of KENTUCKY’s QB – in the 4th quarter no less? Yeah – that’s the game. uavel has zero class. Scrub junior commuter college with zero ethics with interim AD, interim basketball coach, and zero morals joke of a human being football coach Petrino. uavel has zero class. Zero. You think they are winners. We laugh at you and have been for years. Why? Because uavel has zero ethics, zero morals, and is a joke. The entire country laughs at uavel. And, the ACC is embarrassed by uavel as is the state of KENTUCKY.

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Don’t forget to take a snapshot of that banner before it comes down! HI-YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. 502CodeRed

      You can tell when Bull is upset,he writes a book. Maybe next year, Bull. #44-17

    5. Booby Petrino

      502 I’m sure you would rewatch the game if you weren’t too busy sweating UK fans and ksr. Even this year’s beat down doesn’t take away from the joy of watching Lamar fumble away the game at the pizza pit. If I’m going to rewatch anything from the past, I’ll stick to watching that.

    6. Booby Petrino

      And any time Bobby Petrino wins a game I just assume it’s because he stole the other team’s playbook, since that’s his thing.

    7. UK Big Board Update

      You can tell when CodeRed is upset, he trolls KSR daily defending his dumpster fire university 6.

  7. MikesWay

    His attorney uses his first name at his law firm email’s email address. LOL

  8. Smyrna_Cat

    I am not sure I get this … can anyone explain? It seems to me that EITHER Pitino failed to adequately supervise assistant coaches OR he was involved in the hooker and cash-to-recruits disasters.

    Isn’t one or the other … if not both?

  9. KTR2786

    And you can guarantee there will be some moronic UL fan cheering this action. Rick won’t be able to come back to this city ever again.

  10. J-Dub421

    All U of L and their lawyers need to do here is stall for a few months. Once the NCAA slaps U of L with “loss of institutional control” for getting caught cheating while already on probation/under investigation for cheating, they’ll have enough ammo to file a motion for summary judgment and end this farce of a lawsuit.

  11. Kat4Life

    When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging……….

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      For reals!!! Yours is the winning comment.

    2. 4everUKblue

      Digging hell….he’s decorating his hole!

  12. PillsburyThrowboy

    ‘even though it had no legally justified “cause”‘

    Pitino must have overlooked the memo Postel sent him about his termination. Does Pitino know that he can get fired for something that isn’t necessarily illegal…

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Unless it violates a clause in his contract (I’m not saying it does…just stating a fact). Even in a right to work state, an employer can’t violate a contract if an organization is unionized.

      In defense of your point, though, I seem to remember his contract had some clause saying he could be fired for moral turpitude or some such, yet Jurich kept him on even after the Sypher thing.

    2. ukjaybrat

      yeah any normal joe can be fired for anything. but to fire someone for cause means they have to breach the contract by what defines cause. that’s basically the crux of his argument. U6 claims he did and he claims he didn’t. popcorn at the ready!

  13. runningunnin.454

    Pitino should just let it go; but,
    he’s crazy, ain’t he?

  14. omegagavin

    This is just awesome! I’m starting to like Ricky P again.

    1. ukjaybrat

      whoa whoa …. too far 😛

  15. 4everUKblue

    Man this just keeps getting better. Hollywood couldn’t write a comedy as funny as this one.

    1. Rixter

      Honest to god, he thinks he’s going to be vindicated. That’s how out of touch Ricky is with reality. It’s really very sad….

    2. 4everUKblue

      Right and meanwhile is lawyer is racking up the billable hours, can’t blame him for milking his rich, delusional, client.

  16. 4everUKblue

    Can some Hollywood producer please make this into either a soap opera or a reality tv show? I’m sure some of you can come up with possible names for the the show. Keeping up with a sociopath maybe?

    1. J-Dub421

      Give it a few years, this has ESPN 30 for 30 written all over it.

  17. UK Big Board Update

    No comments from Luether or DennyC?