Louisville freshman Brian Bowen has been cleared in the FBI's bribery probe of college basketball that led to the ouster of Cardinals coach Rick Pitino. Bowen's attorney, Jason Setchen, first told the Louisville Courier-Journal of the news and later confirmed it to ESPN. The university can take the step of reinstating Bowen by conducting an internal investigation of the five-star recruit, who was suspended in October following the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. "Brian has not done anything wrong," Setchen told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "We're really confident Louisville is going to be fair and give Brian every opportunity to present his case. With that being said, we're also confident he'll become eligible." Through a school spokesman, Louisville declined to comment to ESPN, citing the ongoing federal investigation. Bowen has remained enrolled at the school. Federal documents allege that Adidas funneled $100,000 to an unnamed player -- later identified as Bowen -- to sign with Louisville, at the request of a Cardinals coach.
Lawyer: Louisville's Brian Bowen cleared by FBI in college hoops probe
ESPN | Nov 2