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Read the suspension letters UofL sent to Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich

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At the start of this morning’s UofL Board of Trustees meeting, the suspension letters sent to Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich last week were made public.

Over the weekend, high-level boosters rallied around Jurich to stay on board as athletic director, which seems incredulous when you read Interim President Greg Postel’s letter. Postel blasts Jurich for not consulting him on the university’s $160 million deal with adidas and the negative media attention surrounding the department:


Per the letter, Jurich was placed on paid leave until the next Board of Trustees meeting, which was this morning. The meeting has ended and no announcements about personnel were made.

Meanwhile, Pitino was placed on unpaid leave, which can last until April 30, 2018 or until the FBI concludes its investigation:


While no announcement on Jurich was made today, Postel did tell reporters that he expects to name an interim athletic director tomorrow. As we’ve learned with this scandal, a lot can happen in 24 hours, so stay tuned…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for Read the suspension letters UofL sent to Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich

  1. jlkirk
    11:54 am October 2, 2017 Permalink

    It sure reads like Pitino has until April 30…

  2. Realme
    12:02 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Any U6 fans still in denial about Pitino’s involvement & knowledge of their cheating need only read that letter. It doesn’t say “you’re out because you should have had control over your staff” it says because you were involved.

  3. DerBaron
    1:03 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    I see a showdown coming. If the Board attempts to prevent Postel from firing Jurich and Pitino, Bevin needs to step in and fire the Board again. This is a State institution who runs the damned place?

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:15 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

      To borrow a phrase from the President, it’s time to drain the swamp, and in this case the swamp is in Louisville.

  4. MAYS24
    6:38 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    The letters were hilarious in that the President felt the need to include Pitino was suspended without pay but he still has health insurance! This man makes 7 million a year! He might be a billionaire by now! Those details are fully evident in his contract and their mention obligatory in other letters. Health insurance loss to Pitino is like my little girl having a boo boo when she was 4 years old that looked non-existent to everyone but her. He is losing a month or week’s pay and he is sitting on millions! The only thing reasonable in that letter was to point out he is responsible for rules violations by his contract, NCAA and more importantly the FBI. He was responsible for his subordinates! If the FBI has actual solid proof of his involvement then Pitino’s ego is going to have to handle going from Armani to prison orange jumpsuits! That is what is important to Pitino the multi-millionaire!