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Offline slightly biased bias fan

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Rick Pitino, the Louisville head coach that is currently suspended amid the NCAA basketball bribery scandal that made headlines a week ago, was reportedly paid 98% of Louisville’s contract with sports apparel giant adidas, according to the Courier Journal. In 2015-2016 season, Pitino got $1.5 million while the athlete department took in a measly $10,000. On August 25th, the University of Louisville athletic department reported a ten year, $160 million deal with adidas, so if those percentages remain true to his previous payout rates, Pitino would’ve raked in $156.8 million over the next ten years.Louisville’s defense of this payout to its soon-to-be former coach is that many of the school’s top recruits commit to the program because of Rick Pitino’s influence. Pitino also had his own contract with adidas before the Louisville athletic program struck the massive $160 million deal. Tom Jurich, the assistant coach that has met the same fate as Pitino after the scandal made news, said that the deal with adidas was “for the athletic department” and that the money is “for the student athletes. It’s been earmarked for them.”

Re: Rick Pitino reportedly paid 98% of Louisville’s Adidas Contract
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Offline eja117

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If that basically turns out true some people need to be going to jail or at the very least should be losing their careers and probably sued.

I'm curious where they're getting their info

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 07:10:34 PM »

Offline Csfan1984

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That's a crazy amount for a coach
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He and Calipari have always just looked like dirtbags.  Nothing would surprise me here. 
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Yikes.  Pitino is somehow more dirty than we all thought...sheesh

Re: Rick Pitino reportedly paid 98% of Louisville’s Adidas Contract
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If that basically turns out true some people need to be going to jail or at the very least should be losing their careers and probably sued.

I'm curious where they're getting their info

Why? and for what?

Re: Rick Pitino reportedly paid 98% of Louisville’s Adidas Contract
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Offline SHAQATTACK

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He and Calipari have always just looked like dirtbags.  Nothing would surprise me here.

you and me bothet.   

They talk out both sides of heir mouth good as any politician.

dirtbags