Rick Pitino releases statement after Louisville places him on Administrative Leave

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Rick Pitino released a statement on Wednesday evening after Louisville placed him on administrative leave earlier in the day.

It doesn’t sound like the 16-year veteran head coach is going to go down easily. The statement — released by Pitino’s lawyers, Steve Pence, Kurt Scharfenberger and Bryan Cassis — implies that this could just be the beginning of this whole ordeal as Pitino could take this to court.

You can read the full statement below.