The College Basketball Scandal Has Big-Name Casualty - Louisville Makes Shocking Announcement

Louisville basketball will name David Padgett its new interim coach, according to Corey Evans of Rivals.

The charges are so serious that there has been speculation that Louisville could receive the NCAA's "death penalty", which would eliminate the basketball program for at least one year.

Along with Gatto and the coaches, the others charged in the case so far include Adidas employee Merl Code, former National Basketball Association agent Christian Dawkins, financial adviser Munish Sood, and two others.

Louisville radio host Paul Miles later tweeted that Pitino had responded to the reports, calling them "pure speculation - and false".

"The NCAA, which is just a collection of university presidents essentially...have an eight billion dollar contract to put on March Madness every year", Niyo says.

When asked Thursday about whether university officials know who "Coach-1" and "Coach-2", are, Postel said, "We believe that we know, yes".

On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation charged 10 men, including a top Adidas executive and four college assistant coaches, with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence top-rated recruits in their choice of school, shoe sponsor and agents.

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And if Pitino can be taken down, no college basketball coach is untouchable.

Also according to the FBI, Gatto's involvement was based around paying high school players and their families to push them towards Adidas schools, and then sign with the company later down the road.

In a second scheme, the complaints allege that the athlete advisers and individuals affiliated with major athletic apparel company Adidas paid bribes directly to student athletes and their families.

Dawkins' attorney, a federal public defender, did not respond to a request to comment, nor did attorneys representing Gatto, the Adidas executive. "We will cooperate fully with any law enforcement or NCAA investigation into the matter". "In all aspects of our business, adidas is committed to compliance and ethical business practices", the company said.

Additionally, the criminal complaint states that Jonathan Brad Augustine, an AAU coach whose team is sponsored by Adidas, along with Dawkins spoke to an undercover agent about Pitino's pull within Adidas.

"No one swings a bigger [expletive] than [Coach-2] at [Adidas]", Augustine allegedly said.


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