Louisville’s Pitino Suspended Five Games For Sex Scandal
(Louisville, KY) — Louisville head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino is being suspended five games for failing to monitor his program in the wake of a sex scandal. Pitino will sit out the first five ACC games of next season. The NCAA ruled that Pitino “violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules” after former assistant Andre McGee allegedly hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. The Cardinals were also placed on probation for four years, have scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions, and forfeit any money received through conference revenue sharing from the 2012 through 2015 NCAA Tournaments. In addition, the program will vacate its records the players competed in from December 2010 through July 2014. A self-imposed postseason ban for 2015-16 was also accepted by the Division One Committee on Infractions.
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