Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, Athletic Director Fired Amid FBI Probe

Rick Pitino expected to be fired by Louisville Wednesday

According to court documents, Augustine said he expected Adidas "to fund at least a portion of future payments. because 'no one swings a bigger [expletive] than [an unidentified Louisville coach]' at Adidas".

"It's sad. It's sad in a lot ways", Donovan said of the scandal.

Executive Director Jim Haney said Wednesday that the allegations of recruiting improprieties at seven universities "have shaken the game and the coaching profession to the core".

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich was placed on paid leave.

The university is now on probation for a former basketball staff member hiring strippers to entertain recruits.

The Louisville Cardinals will reportedly name assistant David Padgett as their interim head coach "in the coming days" following Rick Pitino's ouster amid an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into corruption in college basketball, according to Rivals' Corey Evans. Kim noted that a special Federal Bureau of Investigation hotline has been set up and asked anyone aware of additional corruption to come forward.

Charges included using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents. Lawyers for Gatto and three of the coaches did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

"Today, we became aware that federal investigators arrested an Adidas employee", Adidas said in statement Tuesday.

Examples of the alleged actions include a matter involving Adidas paying a high school player $100,000 to make sure he signed with Louisville.

Louisville had accepted some of its allegations, particularly, about hiring prostitutes to entertain players, the New York Times reported. Bowen, who played at La Lumiere in La Porte in northern in, is named as "Player-10" in the report.

The complaint later states that someone with a phone number used by "Coach-2" - said to be Pitino - had conversations with Gatto days before five-star recruit Brian Bowen committed to Louisville. Last year, Louisville banned themselves from participating in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinals were put on probation forced to abandon their 2013 national championship because a former staff member hired escorts to strip and have sex with recruits.