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Louisville and Pitino dispute NCAA’s Notice of Allegations


Rick Pitino did not fail to monitor former assistant Andre McGee, as the NCAA alleged, if you are to believe the University of Louisville.

Louisville refuted the NCAA’s claims today in a 92-page response to the Notice of Allegations. (You can read that document here if you’re really, really, really bored.) In a separate document about half that length, Pitino and his lawyer, Scott Tompsett, made the same argument: “The enforcement staff has overreached in this case. Pitino should never have been charged,” it reads.

In the school’s lengthy response against any additional punishment on top of the school’s self-imposed penalties, UofL argues that the dollar amount exchanged between McGee and the women was more of a secondary violation than a major one (LOL); that McGee’s failure to cooperate shouldn’t fall on Louisville because he was gone at the time of the investigation; and that Pitino couldn’t have possibly known anything was going on. The school also disputed three of the 40 alleged incidents, but agreed with the other 37, and said the violations did not have a major impact on recruiting efforts.


For more Louisville LOL, check out the timeline of @JasonRileyWDRB, which includes gems like this:


Article written by Drew Franklin

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

8 Comments for Louisville and Pitino dispute NCAA’s Notice of Allegations

  1. Cat68
    5:36 pm January 25, 2017 Permalink

    Spin doctors at work! I feel disappointment looming, although I do find it oddly amusing that UofL is saying the NCAA overreached with the failure to monitor charge. Please, Matty Boy, lawyer us up and tell us it will all be ok and that our day in the sun will come with the sound of velcro breaking apart and a sad wrinkled banner is all that remains after it leaps off the wall.

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    5:36 pm January 25, 2017 Permalink

    I know my vendors love it when I tell them how to do their job, or that they’ve “overreached” a conclusion. They always regroup and give me a different answer. It’s so nice to know that enforcement staff and referees are open to criticism while attempting to do their job. I’m pretty sure the law enforcement personnel react favorably to that type of redirection as well. I’ve used that to get out of lots of speeding tickets.

    • UK Big Bored Update
      5:49 am January 26, 2017 Permalink

      I completely agree. Typical uavel arrogance. I hope they get the book thrown at them. Little bro won’t know what to do with it….except color it.

  3. catsarerunnin
    5:49 pm January 25, 2017 Permalink

    I’m sure several UL players “overreached” while trying to stuff dollar bills into strippers thongs.

  4. Kevin C
    8:28 pm January 25, 2017 Permalink

    So Ricky-boy is disputing the charge that he “failed to monitor”? If he’s disputing that, then the logical conclusion would be that he DID monitor what was going on, but failed to do anything about it. Either way, he’s culpable and should be punished severely.

  5. Luether
    8:59 pm January 25, 2017 Permalink

    Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.

  6. snarkster
    11:25 pm January 25, 2017 Permalink

    Alternative Facts be Rampant!