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John Clay podcast: The latest Rick Pitino scandal

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino yells instructions to forward Deng Adel (22) during the game with the Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 21, 2016. Louisville won 73-70.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino yells instructions to forward Deng Adel (22) during the game with the Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 21, 2016. Louisville won 73-70. Lexington Herald-Leader

The college basketball world was rocked Tuesday morning by the news that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York charged 10 men, including four assistant basketball coaches, in a bribery scheme involving hundreds of thousands of dollars to persuade players to use certain sports agents, financial advisers, sports agents and attend certain schools.

Included in the latter allegation is the University of Louisville, which admitted it has been informed it is part of the investigation, coached by Rick Pitino.

I talked Tuesday night with fellow Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story about the scandal and what it means for Pitino and Louisville and for college basketball in general.

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Related links

▪ For Rick Pitino and college basketball, the other shoe has finally dropped

▪ Corruption in college basketball: Five things you need to know about the investigation

▪ Rick Pitino says allegations come “as a complete shock to me”

▪ Details of the college corruption case

▪ New Louisville scandal brightens mood at Madness campout

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