Pitino Urges Louisville To Seek Legal Action Against The NCAA

Former University of Louisville coach says the NCAA's recent ruling to vacate a 2013 national championship is an "injustice."
Posted at 9:09 PM, Feb 21, 2018

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is urging the school to take legal action against a recent NCAA ruling that vacates the men's basketball team of its 2013 national championship title. 

"I hope the university will not give up its fight and follow suit by taking this injustice to the courts in filing an injunction for that banner not to come down," Pitino said. 

On Tuesday, the association upheld sanctions against the school over a scandal involving on-campus parties with basketball players, strippers and escorts. 

"Was poor judgment used? Without question," Pitino said.  

The ruling also requires the team to vacate 123 wins earned from 2011 to 2015.  

"Our players won those games by outplaying outstanding opponents," he said.

Pitino is also suing the University of Louisville's athletic association over breach of contract for firing him in October. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.