Brian Bowen Will Not Play At UofL

Marsha Scott
November 23, 2017

Head coach Rick Pitino was sacked last month as a result of the investigation, along with assistant coach Jordan Fair, associate head coach Kenny Johnson, and athletic director Tom Jurich.

Louisville announced Wednesday morning that it has ruled five-star freshman Brian Bowen ineligible and terminated the contract of assistant coach Kenny Johnson.

Jason Setchen, Bowen's lawyer, said his client still wants to play college basketball.

Bowen is not allowed to practice or play for the team. "He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men's basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very hard period".

Pitino was officially fired as head coach at Louisville on October 16 in the wake of the FBI investigation.

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UofL will clear him to contact other schools, the university said.

The FBI alleged that Louisville agreed to pay "Player-10" $100,000 through Adidas for his commitment to the school.

According to federal prosecutors, Adidas representatives Jim Gatto and Merl Code colluded with Christian Dawkins, a 25-year-old former sports agency rep, financial advisor Munish Sood and Brad Augustine, who ran an AAU program that was sponsored by Adidas. I saw him against another great player from Indiana.

Rick Pitino was sacked last month. Johnson had been on paid administrative leave while the allegations were investigated. He could choose to look at professional opportunities to play basketball if he doesn't decide to transfer, ESPN noted.

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