And no one is facing more heat than Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino.
Having already survived a salacious extramarital affair and a recruiting stripper scandal as head coach of the Cardinals, now there’s this: $100,000 was allegedly funneled from Adidas to star recruit Brian Bowen on behalf of Louisville and could be the last straw for the legendary head coach.
Twitter took little time roasting Pitino for the latest scandal:
Rick Pitino literally bragged about having to spend zero dollars to get Brian Bowen when he actually paid 100K behind the scenes. pic.twitter.com/Zn4z6MxuuQ
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) September 26, 2017
— Nick Pastura (@DatDudeNickyP) September 26, 2017
If Rick Pitino can make it through an affair, a stripper scandal, and a bribery scandal involving the FBI, I am convinced he's invincible.
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 26, 2017
What if Pitino left UK with a goal to ultimately bring down UofL's entire basketball program. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Damon (@Damon_UofL) September 26, 2017
When you think we might go scandal-free but Rick Pitino has other plans pic.twitter.com/mrWJ30jWVb
— Alex King (@alexdanielking) September 26, 2017
As much shit as we give Calipari, there is not a dirtier, more manipulative, more arrogant college coach – in any sport – than Rick Pitino.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 26, 2017
The 30for30 on Rick Pitino's tenure at Louisville is going to be wild. https://t.co/8euf1jJMnr
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 26, 2017
One year of prison for Rick Pitino would be just 2.1 million 15-second intervals. Not bad when you break it down like that.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) September 26, 2017