Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino has filed a federal civil suit against Adidas according to the Courier-Journal.

Adidas severed ties with the hall of famer Monday. In the lawsuit Pitino has again vehemently denied any involvement in the recent pay-for-play scandal that rocked the college basketball world and resulted in his firing from the University of Louisville.

"In today's lawsuit, Coach Pitino swears that he had nothing to do with, and no knowledge of, the Adidas conspiracy," Pitino's attorney, Steve Pence, told the Courier-Journal.