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Rick Pitino says he’s “very comfortable” talking to the NCAA

pitinosadIn a radio interview on WHAS-840 Friday morning, Rick Pitino sat down with host Terry Meiners to discuss his upcoming hearing with the NCAA. 

“What I’ve done the last 30 years in terms of being compliant to all NCAA rules — no deals with agents, AAU coaches, nothing like that, I feel very comfortable answering their response,” Pitino said. “I look forward to that so-called day in court.”

The aforementioned response is the formal statement made by the NCAA, stating that “Pitino did not conduct frequent spot checks to uncover potential or existing compliance problems as it relates to McGee’s interactions with prospects and student-athletes,” and “if Pitino saw no red flags in connection with McGee’s interactions with then prospective and current student-athletes, it was because he was not looking for them.”

Pitino faces a Level I violation for failure to monitor, in addition to Andre McGee’s Level I violation and former graduate assistant Brandon Williams’ failure to cooperate with the NCAA charge.

Pitino, who said in Friday’s interview he didn’t “have the calendar in front of [him],” added that the hearing would be sometime mid-April.

“We all answer to the God we believe in, and I’ve got no problem answering in this situation, at all,” Pitino said. “It’s not the NCAA we answer to in life, and I’ve got no problem with this at all.”

Article written by Maggie Davis

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21 Comments for Rick Pitino says he’s “very comfortable” talking to the NCAA



  1. Catcasey1
    9:20 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Will have to answer for his own actions someday



    • Luether
      10:50 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

      So will you…



    • ukhank1978
      1:32 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      That ’13 banner is coming down. Ha ha ha. Sorry, Luether.



    • Big DAWG Loggin
      7:22 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      Either he’s a hypocrite of utmost proportion, comfortably numbly lying to man & maker, or he and Joanne have/had a “Billy Minardi-Approved” open marriage contract and bench priest appointments have bought that stairway to heaven.



    • catsarerunnin
      8:22 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      Luether your “sources” say it’s time for your meds….



  2. david8577
    9:25 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    How does a man get this old without being able to say, “I made a mistake. I’m sorry. I’m willing to accept the repercussions and work to repair the situation.” ?



  3. chris43
    10:23 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Hopefully they bust little Ricky’s azz 😄



  4. James
    10:34 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Can’t admit mistakes , uses ” so called” day in court, oh shit



  5. Lip Man 1
    10:44 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Thus sayeth the adulterer.



  6. a21CATSfan
    11:16 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

    So Kansas never loses, they just run out of time. The Tennessee Volunteers are the champions of life, and now the Louisville Pitinos answer only to God. Not the NCAA.



  7. GroundControlToNumber9
    12:34 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

    Pitino knows he’s getting ready to by lit on fire and he’s giving his middle finger to everyone now.



    • ukhank1978
      1:33 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      I cant wait to watch the Louisville fans melt down. 🙂



    • lexfan
      8:18 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      Like BBN is currently doing? The country is laughing right now and shaking their heads.



    • runningunnin.454
      8:47 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      lexfan; one bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, baby.
      That’s what the Osmonds said.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:40 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

      One would think the country would be more appalled by a university buying strippers/prostitutes for teenagers than they would a few idiots sending dumb messages to a ref.



  8. timbo
    8:44 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

    From a guy who is “very comfortable” having sex with not-his-wife in public places where food is served. “Very comfortable” paying for said love child’s murder/abortion and paying said sex partner hush money. Then he has the gall to invoke the name of God and pretend to be spiritual in some way… The Justice he deserves, and will receive, won’t come from the NCAA. They may punish him for this situation, but he’s got much worse justice coming.



  9. IHATEUAVEL
    8:47 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

    SEXtino and Meiners 2 scumbags they deserve each other..hopefully the NCAA will realize what a POS SEXtino is and throw the book at uavel …What goes around comes around



  10. catsarerunnin
    9:05 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

    He will come clean in 15 seconds or less….



  11. runningunnin.454
    9:23 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

    “It’s not the NCAA we answer to”.
    What’s he trying to do, cut his own throat?



  12. Bluebloodtoo
    11:56 am April 1, 2017 Permalink

    pitino is certainly a master at self deception. He probably can’t even remember which is the truth any more. What a sad life he’s created for his family.



  13. dballrb
    9:05 pm April 1, 2017 Permalink

    Luether,this is just the start.Now that the city is broke,and the audit soon complete,back to the hall it shall be.