In an interview with ESPN’s Jay Bilas that aired Wednesday night, ex-Louisville head coach Rick Pitino repeatedly denied having any knowledge of his former school’s scheme to pay prospective basketball players.

Pitino backed up his claim by saying he passed a lie detector test about Louisville’s alleged $100,000 payment to Brian Bowen.

“I was asked two questions,” Pitino said. “And I said, ‘I want you to ask me if any other recruits in my tenure were ever given anything.’ And [the person administering the test] said, ‘That’s not what we're here for. We’re here for: Did you have any knowledge of the Bowen family getting any money? Did you have any knowledge of an Adidas transaction?’ I answered ‘absolutely not’ on both questions and passed the lie detector test. So I had no knowledge of any of this.”