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Rick Pitino suspended five games for Louisville basketball sex scandal

16 Juin 2017

However, the report underscored the NCAA's position that the "collegiate model requires that athletics be integrated into the educational system and conducted in a manner that promotes the ideals of higher education and the integrity of intercollegiate athletics".

"I just heard. I feel for coach P, I feel for the team", he said. The recruit told the NCAA the assistant knew about the parties because he was "close" with McGee.?Another recruit told NCAA investigators that it was "common knowledge" that the parties were occurring.

There are references throughout the report to similar cases involving a lack of appropriate coaching oversight at other big-name schools - Miami, Syracuse and IN among them. "Once we had the facts and recognized what took place, we did the right thing by taking responsibility and imposing severe penalties on ourselves", the statement read. Veteran Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and SMU's Larry Brown were each suspended for nine games in the 2015-16 season for infractions, related to both failing to keep track of how their players were receiving academics help. A self-imposed postseason ban for 2015-16 was also accepted by the Division One Committee on Infractions.

Louisville must also vacate records in which three student-athletes involved competed while ineligible from December 2010 and July 2014 and will have four scholarships reduced during its probationary period.

But Pitino isn't taking his suspension lying down; Louisville is now appealing the NCAA's decision.

Those vacated wins very well could include the Cardinals' national championship in 2013, although it will be up to Louisville to determine which games an ineligible player competed in, per Yahoo! According to the school, the Cardinals would potentially have to forfeit 108 regular season wins and 15 NCAA tournament wins, including the 2013 title game. Within the next 45 days, that may change.

Tom Wine, the Jefferson County (Ky.) prosecutor, said investigators couldn't come up with enough evidence to corroborate the prostitution allegations in Powell's book.it was clear recruits were having sex with the women, he said, but police could not prove an exchange of money took place. "It never should have happened, and that is why the school acted to severely penalize itself in 2016", Postel said. "What went on [the NCAA's ruling] was unjust, inconceivable".

"We intend to appeal all aspects of the penalties".

The suspension of Pitino for the first five ACC games next season. However, the five-game suspension for him isn't all that stiff, and numerous school's other penalties are just what they self-imposed. Powell identified McGee as the one who paid for sex with recruits and players in the players' dormitory, Minardi Hall, which was constructed in honor of Pitino's brother-in-law. McGee was handed a 10-year show-cause order, effectively barring him from coaching at any NCAA university.

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"In this case, we felt that any of the acts, on their own, would be Level 1 and be inappropriate", Cartwright said in a conference call. However, becoming the first champion in NCAA Tournament history to have its record erased would be an ugly stain on a historically significant program.

The NCAA described the violations as "serious" on Twitter.

Postel repeated his support of Pitino on Thursday.

The committee said Pitino "failed to monitor the former operations director when he created the residential environment in which the violations occurred and trusted the former operations director to follow the rules, and delegated monitoring of the former operations director to his assistant coaches without appropriate oversight".

The NCAA, once again, disagreed. They charged him with failure to monitor back in October, and their response to the university in March said "If Pitino saw no red flags in connection with (Andre) McGee's interactions with then prospective and current student-athletes, it was because he was not looking for them".

There are references throughout the report to similar cases involving a lack of appropriate coaching oversight at other big-name schools - Miami, Syracuse and IN among them.

"It was insane", a former Louisville player told Outside the Lines in October 2015.

McGee was also given a 10-year show-cause penalty on Tuesday.