Pitino officially terminated by Louisville

Louisville, KY (AP) The Louisville athletics board voted to terminate basketball coach Rick Pitino's contract "with just cause" on Monday.

Pitino's lawyers appeared in front of the ULAA on Monday, stating the hall of fame coach's case against termination. Pitino did not attend the meeting, but his lawyers submitted an affidavit on his behalf.

Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Sept. 27 after the program was linked to the FBI's investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.

On Oct. 2, the ULAA began the process to terminate Pitino for cause. The allegations against Louisville include payments of $100,000 to the family of an unnamed player to sign with the Cardinals. The player is believed to be five-star freshman Brian Bowen, who committed to Louisville in early June. Bowen was suspended indefinitely shortly after the FBI news broke.

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