NCAA, Adidas scandal 'does not involve' OU, university says

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Paul MolitorAP

For that, Pitino will be suspended for Louisville's first five ACC games this season. "He said that even though adidas had agreed to pay him $100,000, a rival athletic apparel company was "coming with a higher number, ' and he needed to get more money from Adidas to secure the player's commitment to Louisville".

Pitino, who had been coaching for four decades, was sacked after a federal investigation into the cases of bribery of recruits.

Postel said the university is still aiming to name interim leaders for the men's basketball and athletics departments in the next day, but declined to call the efforts a search stating that Pitino and Jurich had not been fired. CBS reported earlier today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation concurs, even though no head coaches have been indicted in the case ... "No information was presented to me naming Rick Pitino as "Coach-2" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit".

"I think at the end of it all, it's going to be a good thing", said Wolves veteran center Cole Aldrich, who played collegiately at Kansas. The better coaches are those who take their recruited players and enhance their ability through four years of college.

In 2009, he was embroiled in an extortion case over an extramarital affair in 2003 in which he gave the woman $3,000 for an abortion.

All of this comes as Louisville is still dealing with the fallout from a previous scandal involving prostitutes and players - one that could cost the team its 2013 national title. That all came after the school, hoping to soothe the NCAA and temper the sanctions, self-imposed a 2016 NCAA tournament ban.

The coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State. The allegations were brought forward Tuesday.

A month later, Padgett announced he was transferring from KU before choosing Louisville. They each face up to 80 years in prison.

NCAA President Mark Emmert condemned the alleged misconduct, saying in a statement, "Coaches hold a unique position of trust with student-athletes and their families, and these bribery allegations, if true, suggest an extraordinary and despicable breach of that trust". Several assistant coaches from various schools were arrested and FBI investigators have warned that more coaches and programs could be in trouble.

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