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US Attorney did not name Louisville, but it’s Louisville


The US Attorney’s press conference is now over and there was not one mention of the University of Louisville or Adidas. So does that mean the Birds are out of the water?

Of course not. The birds are drowning in these corrupt waters.

When asked to to name the sportswear company and schools involved, US Attorney Joon Kim said, “We haven’t named the company or any particular school in the charging document. That being said, the internet is an amazing thing. You search these folks and you know where they work.”

And if you search these folks, it’s pretty clear Louisville and Adidas are among the guilty parties.


One more important thing to note from Joon’s press conference: There is a lot more to come from around college basketball. “It’s better to call us, then us calling you,” he warned other coaches who may have participated in similar activities.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

28 Comments for US Attorney did not name Louisville, but it’s Louisville

    1:11 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    As my dear mother says, “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:31 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Your mother was a Shakespearean witch?

    • jimmer
      3:11 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Now that’s funny. ^^^

    • CPACAT
      5:09 am September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Nice try, but “No”! That’s a line from a Sir Walter Scott poem called “Marmion”….

  2. bbecraft
    1:12 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    I hope this story is true, but if it is we will lose out on a good game every year…. I hope that it is true.

  3. KTR2786
    1:14 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    The comment about the universities being victims was interesting although that will fall on deaf ears at the NCAA, especially for universities trying to prove that their oversight and climate doesn’t foster corruption after providing prostitutes for players. No way Louisville comes out of this one clean.

    • Bobbum Man
      1:17 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Thought that was strange myself, although with wire taps involved there’s every chance they have proof of the university or a member of it anyhow encouraging this

    • WV Wildcat
      1:39 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      From what I’ve seen, it appears they have a UL coach (not Rick) on camera engaged in the deal-making that would pay “player 10,” who appears to be Brian Bowen.

    • Gentleman Farmer
      2:02 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      I think he meant the institutions, and not individual coaches and administrators who happen to be employed there and pursued the money.

    • Han
      4:05 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      It probably means that the whole athletic department or program wasn’t in the know, but it could also mean that at some schools (not the ones where assistants are named or mentioned), Adidas people and the agents were working out deals with recruits without coaches knowing.

  4. Dee
    1:19 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    How long before this flows into College Football?? How about Bruce Pearl @ Auburn?? How many coaches are pooping their pants today??

    • KTR2786
      1:24 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      I hope ours isn’t….I don’t want to hear Cal guarantee he’s staying anytime in the next three months.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:27 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      ESPN is reporting Chuck Person at Auburn received up to $90,000 personally…..he’s going to jail.

    • Han
      4:07 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      First, this particular scandal appears to just relate to Adidas, so a lot of schools (like ours) wouldn’t be involved anyway.

      Second, like Matt has said, if Cal was cheating, they’d have caught him. They may not be watching him as hard as right when he got here, but everyone still accuses him of cheating to get every big recruit (no similar accusations are leveled at Coach K, Miller, Izzo, Pitino, etc). If there was any connection to Cal or UK, it would have already leaked to a dozen news outlets.

  5. oruacat2
    1:28 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    From TMZ

    In the docs, the FBI says a coach at a major college in Florida told Gatto that he needed to pay a top player $150k so the player wouldn’t attend another D1 school sponsored by a rival apparel company.
    The coach allegedly told Gatto that the rival clothing company had also offered the player a “substantial sum of money.”

    I suspect they’ll be sniffing around all Nike schools now, too, and I really wonder about this “major college in Florida”. Stay tuned, I guess.

    • Strangeite
      1:35 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      I saw that and immediately got worried.

    • Booby Petrino
      1:46 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Of course it’s the U. Another Scandal U, much like Louisville. ACC! ACC! ACC!

    • Mathlete
      2:07 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Slow your roll, BP – there are 2 SEC schools already confirmed to be involved in this one too (SC and Auburn). And we don’t even know everything yet, could be enough to take down a few others (MS State is also an Adidas school and Mudiay was a *huge* surprise get for them, and A&M is also an Adidas school getting surprisingly good players too).

      This thing might burn down college basketball as we know it

    • Booby Petrino
      2:20 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      The U was named in an article on USA today. Nothing I said was incorrect, so no need to “slow my roll.” Yes, SEC is involved too, so SEC! SEC! SEC! Does that make you feel better now?

    • Booby Petrino
      2:23 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      And i should add the U was named in the same way Louisville was named… Not really by name but the pieces fit to the obvious answer.

    • Mathlete
      2:26 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      Easy BP, we’re on the same team. We as SEC fans just can’t throw stones at other conferences while our own is clearly in a glass house on this one. I’m just glad UK is not being mentioned at all

  6. JTHinton
    1:36 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Has to be the Gators. Overnight success. Went from losing records to Elite 8 w/ legit shot at Final 4

    • D0nc0smic
      4:15 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      They mention it being a private school though, it’s the U

  7. Mashburnfan
    1:41 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    how many juniors and seniors in high school are crapping their pants, not to mention Adidas schools incoming classes

  8. runningunnin.454
    1:42 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    Travis Ford was “lucky” to be fired….Oklahoma State involved, also.

  9. brian
    1:45 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

    On CBS:

    NBA agent Christian Dawkins was among those arrested. According to documents, he told an unidentified Louisville coach they would have to be “particularly careful” with how they passed money to Bowen and his family because Louisville was already on probation. The Louisville coach agreed, according to documents, and said, “We gotta be very low key.”

    “I don’t know anything about that,” Bowen’s mother, Carrie Malecke, told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday. “I don’t know anything about that. I’m not aware of anything like that. Not me. I had no idea.”

    • J-Dub421
      2:44 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      $100,000 is going to leave a trail somehow. That’s not chump change.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:59 pm September 26, 2017 Permalink

      I guess Bowen’s momma was the one quoted as saying “we need our f*cking money.”