“The picture of college basketball painted by the charges is not a pretty one — coaches at some of the nation’s top programs taking cash bribes, managers and advisers circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes, and employees of a global sportswear company funneling cash to families of high school recruits,” acting Manhattan U.
A 24-year-old first-year female teacher has been arrested on charges of molestation and indecent behavior with a 12-year-old male student – and police say they have a videotape to prove it. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, police say that Mapes allowed the teacher to come to the home where he was babysitting the boy.
Rick Pitino, the former basketball coach whose Adidas contract was dropped in the wake of a federal bribery investigation, is now suing the sportswear company for “emotional distress.” On Monday, the athletic giant cut its contract with Rick Pitino after the University of Louisville also fired the 65-year-old coach.
The athletes said that the rule was effectively discrimination against lesbians since the team is single sex.
Brown's agent denied that the rule reflected bias against lesbians, noting that team members were also barred from dating trainers, managers and others affiliated with the team, and that the nonteam members covered by the rule included men.
“This lawsuit is about more than just money; it is coach Pitino’s vehicle for proving that he had nothing to do with Adidas’ outrageous, wrongful and illegal conspiracy,” the lawsuit reads.
Steve Pence, an attorney and former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor, confirmed that he was representing Pitino in his suit against Adidas.