Former Louisville basketball star Kevin Ware backs Rick Pitino in recruiting scandal

Former Louisville basketball star Kevin Ware made it perfectly clear which side he stands on in the school’s latest recruiting scandal. Ware backs his former coach, Rick Pitino, and questions his alleged involvement in the FBI investigation into bribery and fraud within college basketball’s recruiting process.

Ware never saw any illegal activities taking place during his time (2011-14) with the Cardinal’s men’s basketball program, and that included a  prostitution scandal that plagued the university all last season.

“What are you doing a full FBI investigation on,” Ware said to TMZ Sports in a video interview, “That don’t make a lot of sense to me unless you were already digging, trying to make Rick to be that culprit and take that fall.”

Ware believes Pitino’s time as a college basketball coach is over, but he has nothing but respect for his former coach. Ware calls him ‘a very loving and caring person’ away from the basketball court.

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