Louisville small forward Brian Bowen will not play at the University of Louisville, according to a statement released by the school. They have also fired assistant coach Kenny Johnson, according to a separate statement.
“Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled,” Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra said according to the statement. “He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men’s basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very difficult period.”
The statement also said that Bowen would be able to stay on scholarship despite not being allowed to play, and that he could contact other schools if he chooses to do so. I have no idea how he’d be eligible to play elsewhere, but we’ll see.
Bowen was a five-star recruit out of high school who was ranked the No. 13 player in the class of 2017 by 247 Sports.
As for assistant coach Kenny Johnson, his employment has been “terminated,” according to the university.
Johnson worked for Louisville on Pitino’s staff for three years. He’s the third staff member of Louisville to be terminated in this FBI scandal. He was placed on administrative leave by the university on Oct. 6.
The shoes continue to drop in this FBI scandal, as the Cardinals continue to clean house.