Former Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino is speaking out after the NCAA upheld the sanctions handed down to the program for a sex-for-pay scandal. Pitino says he strongly disagrees with the NCAA's ruling.
Pitino went on to say he has never once been linked to the sex-for-pay scandal, and the University of Louisville should fight the ruling. He also talked about how his firing went down, saying he and former athletic director Tom Jurich were never given a chance to defend themselves.
Louisville was forced to vacate 123 wins from 2011-15, including its 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance. The program must also pay back all conference revenue earned during NCAA Tournaments during those years. The penalties were handed down last year.