Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he will ‘be vindicated’ in college basketball scandal

Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino continued to his innocence when speaking to the Courier-Journal on Sunday.

Specifically, the suspended coach argued he “will be vindicated” of any wrongdoing.

“Right now it’s in the lawyers’ hands,” Pitino said in a phone conversation according to The Courier-Journal. “I went to Miami. I’m selling my house (in Louisville). I love David Padgett. I love the boys. I hope they win the national championship. I’m not doing anything but laying low.”

Pitino also told the newspaper that he is having discussions with Adidas representative James Gatto. The FBI indictment says Gatto had two phone conversations on May 27 with “a phone number used by ‘Coach 2’ and another one on June 1.” The recruit that has been accused to accepting a bribe, Brian Bowen, enrolled at Louisville on June 1.

The Courier-Journal asked Pitino if he was indeed “Coach 2” referenced in the FBI indictment, and he simply responded it “doesn’t matter if I am or not.”

“(I had zero) to do with any of it, and I’ll be vindicated,” he said.

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