University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino is blaming a "few bad actors" for a sprawling bribery Scandal that has his program under federal investigation.
The University of Louisville has not announced any action against Pitino, who was not mentioned in the court documents, or the unidentified assistant coaches who were allegedly involved in the conspiracy.
The bribery probe began in 2015 with the help of a financial adviser who agreed to wear a wire for the feds after being caught siphoning money from the accounts of pro athletes.
Investigators uncovered a scheme in which Adidas executive Jim Gatto, working with a cabal of athletic middlemen, allegedly used bribes to lure high-school standouts to at least two colleges the sportswear giant sponsored.
"Basically we just need to take care of his dad with two grand monthly," Christian Dawkins, a former recruiter for a top sports agency, was allegedly recorded telling an undercover agent.
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