We joke about it, but the University of Louisville really has become Scandal U over the past several years, both on and off the court. A few weeks ago, news broke that the FBI is now investigating two high-ranking officials for allegedly misappropriating federal grant money.
The corruption has gotten so bad that the Washington Post ran an article today exploring the recent run of scandals and embarrassments. Included is an interview with former UofL Board of Trustees member Steve Wilson, who told the Washington Post he feels it’s time for President Ramsey to step down.
“In my opinion, President Ramsey should resign. It’s time for a new beginning. There’s been too many scandals,” said Steve Wilson, a former member of the university’s Board of Trustees. “I think President Ramsey has been a great president over the years. His strength was in fundraising and bringing more funding into the university at the same time that the state has decreased funding, so he’s been able to bring that strength to the table. But the problems run the gamut in many areas. It boils down to leadership and accountability.”
Yes, it does, which is exactly why both Ramsey and Rick Pitino should be on their way out. But, of course, it’s Louisville, so they’ll probably both get raises.