​The drama continues with the ​Louisville Cardinals saga. 


A group of former Louisville basketball players is suing the NCAA over its decision to redact the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship. The players involved with the suit include Luke Hancock, Tim Henderson, ​Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, Stephan Van Treese, and Michael Marra, all of whom were part of the 2012-13 championship team.

A name that you don't see trying to win back the vacated title, and probably for the best, is the man who let this all happen: Rick Pitino.


One of the greatest coaches in NCAA history saw his legacy crumble and he has no one to blame but himself. His 770 career wins, his two national championships and his seven Final Four appearances are all a thing of the distant past. His legacy and his name will forever be tarnished with this bombshell of a scandal. 


The worst part about it though is that his actions not only effected himself, but it effected his players and the people he should have thought about. 


In June 2017, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions ruled Louisville staffers had bought strippers and sex workers for players and recruits, and vacated the 2013 title in February.

Former Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were fired last October following the FBI's scandal about Louisville released in September 2017.


Pitino was in the business long enough to know what's right and what's wrong. Pitino knew that those incentives would not be approved by the NCAA and he still allowed it to happen to not only jeopardize his work and success, but also his players'. 


Sadly, they're still dealing with it to this day.