Rick Pitino, who is currently on unpaid administrative leave from the University of Louisville as the Cardinals basketball program is under FBI investigation for its role in the NCAA bribery scandal, continues to fight to clear his name.
Pitino is alleged to have been involved in a $100,000 payment through adidas that went to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowen, but he has denied the allegations since day one.
Earlier this month, Pitino commented on the scandal and said he “will be vindicated” when the facts are out.
In an effort to generate some positive news for the disgraced head coach, lawyer Phillip Bailey sent out a photo on social media that reportedly shows results from a lie detector test Pitino took.
Pitino was asked about his knowledge and/or involvement in any payment to Bowen and he passed.
Check out the questions and results below:
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) October 16, 2017
Does this mean Pitino is innocent? Of course not, but it does show that there is plenty more to the story and that we have a long way to go until this investigation wraps up.
Perhaps Pitino will ultimately be vindicated, but for now, all we can do is wait and see.