Pitino statement: These allegations are a complete shock to me

Howie Lindsey, Publisher
Cardinal Sports
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Associated Press

Louisville coach Rick Pitino released a statement Tuesday through his lawyer, Steve Pence.

"These allegations come as a complete shock to me. If true, I agree with the U.S. Attorney's Office that these third-party schemes, initiated by a few bad actors, operated to commit a fraud on the impacted universities and their basketball programs, including the University of Louisville. Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable."

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