It’s been a rough day here at the KSR Compound, but here’s some news to make you smile: the NCAA has resumed its investigation into Louisville Basketball.
According to WDRB, NCAA associate director of enforcement Nate Leffler was in Louisville on Tuesday to interview a businessman about Brian Bowen, former UofL assistant Kenny Johnson, and Christian Dawkins, the would-be agent found guilty of funneling money from Adidas to recruits’ families in exchange for commitments to teams sponsored by the shoe brand. Bowen’s father testified that he was supposed to be paid $100,000 for his son’s commitment to Louisville, but only received $25,000. Johnson, fellow UofL assistant Jordan Fair, head coach Rick Pitino, and athletic director Tom Jurich were all fired following the federal investigation.
This is Louisville’s second NCAA investigation in recent years. In 2017, the NCAA made the Cardinals vacate all wins from December 2010 to April 2014 — including their 2013 National Championship — for paying prostitutes to dance for and have sex with players and recruits. Louisville is still serving its four-year probation.