The big question on everyone’s mind right now is whether or not Rick Pitino will step down following ESPN’s investigation into the prostitution scandal at Louisville. After five former players and recruits confirmed they attended stripper parties in Billy Minardi Hall and one confirmed he had sex with a dancer after Andre McGee paid her, it even seemed the question was more when Pitino would resign, not if he would resign.
Well, he’s not going anywhere voluntarily. According to Andy Katz, Louisville AD Tom Jurich released this statement via the school: “Coach Pitino has no plans to step down and he absolutely didn’t know about the allegations.”
Of course. Pitino’s ego would never let him resign. Look, I doubt that Pitino knew what was going on in Minardi Hall, but as many have pointed out this morning, that doesn’t matter. It happened under his watch. Would fans and media be so willing to give John Calipari the same pass if it happened at Kentucky? I think not.