Report: Louisville assistant coach Kenny Johnson hires lawyer in midst of recruiting scandal

Louisville men’s basketball assistant Kenny Johnson, who was placed on administrative leave by the university for his potential involvement in the “pay for play” recruiting scandal, has obtained a lawyer according to Courier-Journal reporter Justin Sayers.

It’s been confirmed that Louisville-based lawyer David Lambertus is representing Johnson. Lambertus has declined to make a public comment.

Johnson has  been on paid administrative leave since Friday. Louisville has already”parted ways” with former assistant Jordan Fair, who was on administrative leave as well prior to being released.

Johnson is believed to be one of the assistant coaches described in the findings of an FBI investigation that alleged Louisville arranged for at least one recruit to receive payment in exchange for a commitment to the school.

Johnson, in his fourth season with Louisville, earns an annual salary of $550,000.

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