Louisville not reinstating freshman Brian Bowen at center of FBI investigation

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Louisville not reinstating freshman Brian Bowen at center of FBI investigation

"Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled", UofL Interim Director of Athletics Vince Tyra said. But he will not be allowed to practice or play for Louisville "at any point in the future".

Louisville announced Wednesday that freshman Brian Bowen, tied to the Rick Pitino firing and one of the players at the center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into corruption in college basketball, will never play for the Cardinals. 'He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men's basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very hard period'. Ongoing reports on the indictments and other documents allege that Bowen's commitment to Louisville in June came after up to $100,000 was promised by an athletic apparel executive.

Head coach Rick Pitino was sacked last month as a result of the investigation, along with assistant coach Jordan Fair, associate head coach Kenny Johnson, and athletic director Tom Jurich.

Louisville not reinstating freshman Brian Bowen at center of FBI investigation
Louisville not reinstating freshman Brian Bowen at center of FBI investigation

That player was believed to be Bowen.

The school announced it has "parted ways" with Johnson, who coached at Louisville for three years. But Louisville still fired the two-time national champion last month.

Louisville's Athletic Association officially fired Pitino "with just cause" in October - almost three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program was being investigated as part of the federal corruption probe. He could choose to look at professional opportunities to play basketball if he doesn't decide to transfer, ESPN noted.

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