Monday, October 19, 2015

Richard Pitino on Louisville Escort Scandal: "It never happened"

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino was recently asked to give his thoughts on the alleged escort scandal at Louisville, where is father Rick is the head man.

“I don’t think any staff in the country would know about that and turn a blind eye,”  the younger Pitino said. “To me, it just, it never happened.”

Here are his comments from NBC Sports:

“I know what my dad is all about, I know the program that he runs,” the younger Pitino told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “You’ve got to understand, he’s been doing this for 40 years — and he’s run a clean program for 40 years. I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt here. … I told him, put your head on the pillow at night knowing you did nothing wrong. I know that for a fact.”

Richard was the associate head coach on his father’s staff during the 2011-12 season.

“I don’t think any staff in the country would know about that and turn a blind eye,” he said. “To me, it just, it never happened.”

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