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A new federal indictment against Adidas executive Jim Gatto suggests former Louisville coach Rick Pitino was aware of a scheme to pay Cardinals recruit Brian Bowen and even participated in the plan.
The indictment, which was released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, includes a new description of a meeting in a Las Vegas hotel room on July 27. The FBI recorded and videotaped the meeting between former AAU basketball coach Christian Dawkins, a Louisville assistant coach and others as they conspired to pay Bowen's family to ensure the star recruit signed with the Cardinals, an Adidas-sponsored team.
"Dawkins explained that while [Pitino] and the University of Louisville were recruiting [Bowen], Dawkins asked [Pitino] to call James Gatto to request that [Adidas] provide the money requested by the family of [Bowen], which [Pitino] agreed to do," the indictment reads.
A previous description of the meeting, which was included in an FBI complaint against Gatto released on Sept. 26, indicated Dawkins had spoken with Pitino and asked him to call Gatto about Adidas http://www.basketballofficialonline.com/Team/Authentic_Harrison_Barnes_Jersey.html paying Bowen's family. But it didn't include language indicating Pitino agreed to do it.
The original complaint read: "Dawkins said he had spoken with Coach-2 [who has been reported to be Pitino] about getting additional money for [Bowen's] family and informed [Pitino] that 'I need you to call Jim Gatto, who's the head of everything' at [Adidas'] basketball programIn an interview with ESPN last month, Pitino reiterated that he had "no knowledge" of http://www.jetsnflofficialshop.com/Authentic-Joe-Namath-Jersey any payment to Bowen's family, citing a lie detector test that he took in October.
Pitino said of Bowen: "He fell into our lap in recruiting. Obviously, now with the circumstances behind it, there's more to it than meets the eye. But I believe Brian Bowen chose the University of Louisville because Jack Johnson Youth jersey he loved the visit, he loved his future teammates and he wanted to play for me. I don't think he's involved in this in any way. Now, am I Jack Johnson Youth jersey being naive? I don't know. I just believe in that young man."
The FBI announced on Sept. 26 that 10 men -- including assistant coaches Tony Evans of Oklahoma State, Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel "Book" Richardson of Arizona and Tony Bland of USC, along with Gatto -- were charged with crimes relating to the investigation.
Louisville was not explicitly named in court documents, but interim president Greg Postel confirmed that the school was part of the probe.Bennett's agent, Kennard McGuire, declined comment
Pitino, 65, was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Sept. 27 and fired on Oct. 17. He has $44 million remaining in salary and bonuses from a contract extension he signed through the 2025-26 season.
Pitino guided the Cardinals to the 2013 national championship and two other appearances in the Final FourThe Green Bay Packers have cut Martellus Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation, bringing the tight end's short tenure at Lambeau Field to a surprising end.
General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice.Bennett's agent, Kennard McGuire, declined commentthis would be his last NFL season. When Bennett returned from
By cutting Bennett with that designation, it sets up the Packers' case for a grievance to reclaim the $4.2 million in remaining prorated signing bonus money.Bennett's agent, Kennard McGuire, declined comment
Bennett is now subject to waivers. All 31 other teams have until 4 p.m. ET Thursday to submit a claim on him. If he does not get claimed, he becomes a free agent and can sign with any team at any time after thatBennett's release comes hours after Packers coach Mike McCarthy ruled him out for this week because of a shoulder injury.
"I know he was in here yesterday, there's a number of opinions that he's working through, he met with our medical staff yesterday, so they're still going through the process, but http://www.authenticpittsburghpenguins.com/authentic-matt-cullen-jersey he will be out against Chicago,'' McCarthy said before Wednesday's practice.
The veteran tight end hasn't played since he announced during the Packers' bye week Jack Johnson Youth jersey that he was "pretty sure" this would be his last NFL season. When Bennett returned from the bye, he offered only a one-word explanation for what led him to that decision: "Life," he said.
It's unclear exactly how Bennett got hurt. He took part in the first practice after the Packers' bye week but hasn't been on the field since then.
The Packers have only two other tight ends on their roster: Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers. Without Bennett on Monday night against the Lions, Kendricks had two catches for 32 yards and Rodgers one catch for 5 yards.
The Packers signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract as a free agent in March. They gave him a $6.3 million signing bonus. If Bennett retires, the Packers would likely go after the remaining two-thirds of his signing bonus. If they do, Bennett would have to return $4.2 million. He also would leave up to $12.95 million of additional income on the table.
The Packers already had ruled out two other players this week: right tackle Bryan Bulaga and safety Morgan Burnett. Bulaga tore the ACL in his right knee against the Lions and will miss the rest of the season, while Burnett suffered a groin injury and won't play this week.
Information from ESPN's Rob Demovsky and Field Yates and The Associated Press was used in this report
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