Freshman forward Brian Bowen has hired an attorney to seek reinstatement to the Louisville basketball program, according to a report from the Courier-Journal‘s Tim Sullivan on Sunday night .
Sullivan reports that Bowen has hired Jason Setchen, a Miami-based lawyer who represented Miami (Fla.) basketball player DeQuan Jones during his reinstatement trial in 2011. Jones was removed from the Hurricanes roster following allegations surrounding several sports at the school, but was later ruled eligible to return.
Bowen was the unnamed Cardinals recruit linked to an FBI fraud investigation that broke last week. The investigation found that Bowen and his family were paid $100,000 by a group of people, including James Gatto, an executive at adidas.
Louisville announced on Wednesday morning that coach Rick Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave as a result of the findings, with his attorney stating that Pitino was “effectively fired”. Athletics director Tom Jurich was placed on indefinite paid leave. On Friday, Cardinals assistant David Padgett was named interim head coach.
Bowen, a five-star recruit and the #19 player in the class of 2018 according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, committed to Louisville on June 3 and signed on August 10. However, Bowen was suspended in the wake of the FBI findings, but remained on campus.
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