Louisville’s Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal
By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
Coach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team’s dormitory.
University President James Ramsey Friday announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban for the men’s basketball team after the school’s investigation into allegations revealed violations did occur. Pitino has said he did not know about the incidents and that athletic director Tom Jurich does not believe he was aware of the activities.
Pitino said Tuesday on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” if Jurich “thought for one second I had 1 percent of hearsay in this case, I would have been gone a long time ago.”
The university investigation is ongoing and it’s unclear if more self-imposed penalties are possible.
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2/9/2016 10:21:53 AM (GMT -5:00)