Hoping for leniency, Rick Pitino sends prostitutes to FBI office

Just days after basketball coach Rick Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave for his involvement in a federal corruption investigation, it seems the former coach is up to his old tricks.

On Monday, Pitino sent three female prostitutes to the FBI offices in New York in hopes of charming the investigators on his case. The sex workers were wearing Louisville basketball jerseys, and little else aside from a sash that said “Free Rick”.

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In a phone interview with the Daly Dose, Pitino said : “Fortunately, I’m innocent of all wrongdoing, I never sent any prostitutes. I don’t know any prostitutes. That simply isn’t the way that I do business. The FBI is free to do any sort of investigation on me that they want. They aren’t going to find anything. I have never been involved in any sort of corruption. I have never been involved with any strippers, or hookers. That just isn’t me.”

FBI documents cited two coaches on Louisville’s staff as working with Adidas executive Jim Gatto to funnel $100,000 to five-star recruit Brian Bowen. Last Thursday, ABC News confirmed that Pitino is the “Coach-2” mentioned in the FBI documents as the coach who spoke to Gatto multiple times and “requested” the transaction that allegedly sealed Bowen’s commitment.

Before hanging up, Pitino did have one question for us at the Daly Dose. “Do you know if Daisy went to the FBI offices? Can you check, and have her call me? I might be able to have conjugal visits.”

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Pitino, Louisville interested in Hugh Freeze as “director of prostitution”

Following his resignation from Ole Miss, football coach Hugh Freeze may not have to wait very long to find a new job.

Last week it was announced that Freeze had resigned from his position as head football coach at the University of Mississippi. It seems that school officials had found a number of phone calls to a number associated with an escort services. The encouraged “resignation” was mutual, and the university will not have to fulfill the remainder of Freeze’s contract.

The Rebels promoted assistant head coach Matt Luke the interim head coach effective immediately. Questions swirled following the departure of Freeze as many wondered if he would ever work in the collegiate ranks again. However, it seems that Freeze has already received some interest from another school, albeit an unlikely source.

The Daly Dose has learned that University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has inquired as to whether Freeze might be interested in coming to the Bluegrass State.

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In June, it was announced that several penalties would be brought against the Cardinals by the NCAA. Pitino is also due to serve a five-game suspension, because of sex-scandal allegations that a staff member provided basketball recruits with prostitutes and strippers. Louisville and Pitino plan to appeal the decision.

Pitino spoke to the Daly Dose and was very open about his interest in Freeze. “I realize that this is a sensitive subject, but I think it is safe to say that we have some similar interests as Coach Freeze, and we feel like he could definitely be an asset to our program.”

Does it concern Pitino that Freeze has no experience coaching basketball?

“Some things transcend sports.” Pitino answered. “I’m not looking to bring Hugh Freeze to the University of Louisville to coach a match-up press. This is a man that has a very special set of skills, and they are the type of skills that we can use here to improve our basketball program. We just want Coach Freeze to be Coach Freeze.”

Episode 47 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast is up!

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint looks at the college football season at the halfway point. Who are the biggest surprises? Disappointments? Heisman contenders? And he gives you his Top 5 ranked teams right now. Plus NFL, MLB and the Daly Dose Top 5 college football finishes of all time. Don’t miss Episode 47!

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Daly Debate: Which tournament coach do you hate the most?

Coach John Calipari Mike Krzyzewski Bo Ryan Rick Pitino
School Kentucky Duke Wisconsin Louisville
Why you hate him He wins. A lot. He very well might be the Devil himself. He ruins your bracket every year. He is slowly turning into Lara Flynn Boyle.
Greatest moment Winning it all in 2012. Making a deal with himself to beat UNLV in 91. Making it to the Final 4 last year and ruining your bracket He took Providence to the Final 4. Seriously.
Worst moment The Nets Missing most of 95 when the Devil made him settle up. Pretty much every other year in March Madness Porcini’s 2003.
Memorable former player John Wall Christian Laettner Some white kid with a crew cut. Antoine Walker
Why he wins He’s probably paying his players. Flopping. Bores the other team to death with his glacier-like style. His teams are known for their stamina. Which is ironic.