Report: Rick Pitino suing University of Louisville

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Rick Pitino (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Louisville Athletic Association.

According to the Courier-Journal newspaper, Pitino is asking for more than $35 million in a federal breach of contract lawsuit filed Thursday.

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University spokesman John Karman tells the newspaper the university is aware of the lawsuit, but “as a matter of policy, the university does not comment on pending litigation.”

The University of Louisville fired Pitino in October after he was linked to an FBI investigation involving bribes to recruits.