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.
Brian Bowen Sr. tells jury that ex-Louisville asst coach Kenny Johnson handed him $1,300 cash in summer 2017 to help Bowen family make rent after they relocated to city to watch son. "He made it pretty clear that this was like a one-time deal for him," Bowen Sr. says #HoopsTrial— Pete Brush (@PeteBrush) October 9, 2018
Bowen Sr. then goes on and insists that his son had no knowledge of the dealings with the University of Louisville and Adidas.
Brian Bowen Sr. says his son Tugs is caught in a mess that he had nothing to do with. "I still think my son is a victim and I always will. I can't say [I'm] a victim at this point," says Bowen Sr. #HoopsTrial— Pete Brush (@PeteBrush) October 9, 2018
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.
Two more for NCAA to sort out.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 9, 2018
1. Alleged Kenny Johnson came after U of L was put on probation in June 2017, which would bring huge penalties into play.
There will be a lot more come out about this case as the day goes on so stay tuned in for more updates.