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Louisville in more hot water due to Kenny Johnson paying father of Brian Bowen

Things continue to look worse and worse for Louisville.

The 6th Annual Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby party, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds, along with Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniels and Red Bull Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors

Well, the father of Brian Bowden is back on the stand again today for the cross-examination, and he is currently giving details about the $1,300 payment that he received from former Louisville Cardinals assistant Kenny Johnson.

Bowen Sr. said that he asked Johnson for money to help make a rent payment during the summer of 2017 and even though Johnson was probably shocked by the request at first, Johnson eventually gave in and gave Brian Bowen Sr. the $1,300 in cash, this is according to Pete Brush.

Bowen Sr. then goes on and insists that his son had no knowledge of the dealings with the University of Louisville and Adidas.

It will be interesting to see how the NCAA handles this since this came around the same time it ruled that Louisville must vacate wins and their 2013 championship banner. The NCAA’s notice of allegations actually came back in 2016, so the fact that a Louisville coach tried to pay a recruit after that could put them in danger of getting the death penalty since they’d be a repeat offender.

There will be a lot more come out about this case as the day goes on so stay tuned in for more updates.