University of Louisville sues Rick Pitino for damages over potential lost NCAA tournament revenue

The University of Louisville filed suit against former basketball coach Rick Pitino seeking damages for potential revenue from NCAA tournament appearances that it could be forced to pay back, should its ongoing appeal of the Committee of Infractions’ punishment stemming from the school’s escort scandal be denied.

According to the lawsuit, the school argues that it is being unduly punished for transgressions committed under Pitino’s watch while he coached the Cardinals basketball team. As a result, it feels that it still would have a right to any tournament revenues from 2012-2015, which the COI ruled should be paid back.

Louisville was forced by the NCAA’s committee of infractions to vacate any games from 2011-2014 involving eligible players that were involved in the school’s sex scandal from several years ago. That would also mean that the Cardinals’ 2013 championship would be vacated as well. The school decided to appeal the ruling, appearing before the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Pitino was fired by the university in October after it was one of several named in the FBI’s bribery and corruption scandal.

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