Suspended Louisville freshman basketball player Brian Bowen was seen at the team’s on-campus facility on Tuesday, and had no comment on the FBI’s ongoing recruiting scandal investigation.
I asked Brian Bowen if he plans on trying to stay at UofL. He very nicely told me no comment. https://t.co/kDAHaJNDfI
— Louisville Now (@TLNLouisville) October 3, 2017
“I just had to do some stuff. I’m not going to say anything else right now,” Bowen said to Courier-Journal reporters Jake Lourim and Danielle Lerner while driving away from the facility.
Bowen has been suspended indefinitely from all men’s basketball team activities as a result of an ongoing federal investigation on a criminal complaint alleging that an Adidas executive and a Cardinals coach (dubbed as University 6 in the complaint report) conspired together to pay two recruits to attend the school.
In one case, the complaint alleges the executive and coach conspired in an attempt to pay $100,000 to a recruit’s family in exchange for the player’s commitment (confirmed as Bowen by federal authorities) to attend Louisville, then be signed by Adidas to a shoe contract once he turns pro.
“I’m not gonna comment on that right now,” said Bowen when asked if he’s planning to stay at Louisville, ” I have a lawyer and questions can go through him.”
Recently, Bowen hired Miami attorney Jason Setchen to handle his representation in an effort to gain reinstatement and becoming eligible to play basketball at the school this season.
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