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Pitino, who had been in college coaching for 40 years, told me that he thought Dawkins was just a family friend of the Bowens when he came to campus and that he did not know what business he was in. He vehemently denies being involved in any arrangements to pay Bowen or any other player to get him to enroll at Louisville. Whatever Dawkins and others said about their influence with him was just boasting, he said; they were hustlers trading on his name.
When Pitino was fired by Louisville last fall, the university cited the F. Pitino said these parties, which took place in the basketball dorm over the course of four years, occurred without his knowledge — like the recruiting violations. Pitino was subdued when I talked to him in January.
Pitino has filed a lawsuit that is still pending against the University of Louisville Athletic Association, a school-related entity that was technically his employer; he claims he was wrongfully terminated. T he Justice Department announced the arrests and unveiled details of its investigation of college basketball recruiting on Sept.
Bowen was immediately told by Louisville officials that he could not compete or practice with the team. He had been participating in workouts and playing in pickup games with his future teammates in advance of the start of full-squad practices, which were less than a week away. About two weeks later, he was summoned to New York to be interviewed by federal law-enforcement agents.
His family found him a lawyer, Jason Setchen, who often represents athletes in disputes with the N. This, however, was more serious. They walked all over the city. They went to sneaker stores. To Chinatown. To ground zero and the Sept.
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The next day, Bowen was sitting in a conference room full of F. What did he know? Did he personally take any money? Why had he delayed his choice of school for so long? What did he know about conversations between his father and Pitino?
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Between his dad and other Louisville coaches? How about other kids in his recruiting class? Did he have information on how they made their choices and why? It was all unfamiliar, disorienting, terrifying.
Bowen told the federal agents that he had not received any money. He had not been part of any conversations about bribes to influence his decision. The F. It has had none since.
Just before Thanksgiving, Louisville announced that Bowen would never be allowed to play for them. He found out about it when he saw the news on Twitter. This January, after completing his fall semester at Louisville, Bowen transferred to the University of South Carolina, which awarded him a basketball scholarship — suggesting that administrators there believed his account that he was not personally involved in any payoffs.
As a transfer, he could not play immediately, but he imagined he would be able to join the team in September, if not sooner. In May, though, the N. The organization offered no public explanation for this decision, nor did it indicate when, if ever, it might permit him to play college basketball. For all its problems, N.
They get first-rate coaching and the availability of round-the-clock medical, training and support staff. If a player wants to shoot jump shots at 2 a. At the top programs, they are more coddled than pro players. Tom Konchalski, a respected recruiting expert who has put out a newsletter for college coaches for more than four decades, saw Bowen play on the grass-roots circuit.
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