Steve Pence, shown at right, addressed the media Monday after speaking before the ULAA board. | Courtesy of Joe Sonka

Rick Pitino’s attorney Steve Pence went before the University of Louisville Athletic Association board Monday to make his case for why the Hall of Fame head coach should not be fired for cause following the federal fraud and bribery scandal involving Adidas and multiple college basketball programs, including UofL.

As of 1:30 p.m. Monday, the ULAA board was still in closed session discussing potential actions, including the possible firing of Pitino. The board voted two weeks ago to give UofL interim president Greg Postel the go-ahead to start the firing process.

According to the federal case, recruit Brian Bowen was bribed to attend UofL.

Since the case came to light, Pitino has maintained his innocence, and his attorney has stated that UofL leadership cannot fire him without evidence of any wrongdoing.

Below are portions of the case Pence made on behalf of Pitino:

This post will be updated.

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