The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, and references a public research university in Kentucky that fits the description of the University of Louisville. The U.S. attorney's office in southern New York announced it will hold a press conference at noon Tuesday detailing the charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball. The allegations include payments of $100,000 from a company to the family of an unnamed player to secure his commitment to the school, which is described as a public research university with enrollment of 22,640 located in Kentucky. That matches the school's enrollment figures, according to the University of Louisville. "We have no idea about any of this stuff," said Kenny Klein, a spokesman for the University of Louisville athletic department. "This is the first I've heard of it. Nobody in basketball is aware of any of this." The document does not specifically name the school or the student, referring to them only as "University 6" and "Player 10," along with the information about enrollment and location. Louisville coach Rick Pitino did not immediately return a call for comment. The player is on the roster for the 2017-2018 basketball team at the school, the court document states. The student's commitment caught many off-guard, with press comments stating it was a "late recruiting coup" that "came out of nowhere," the document details.
University of Louisville apparently among NCAA basketball programs targeted in FBI investigation
Louisville Courier-Journal | Sep 26