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Pitino Says Suit Against Adidas Unrelated To Breach Row

Law360, New York (December 19, 2017, 2:58 PM EST) -- Former University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino on Monday told a federal court his emotional distress suit against Adidas America Inc. over bribery allegations implicating the program he once helmed can’t be lumped into arbitration proceedings over a now-terminated endorsement agreement.

The former coach told the court that his claim alleging emotional distress — after being linked to a scheme in which Adidas and others would pay student athletes to commit to certain Adidas-sponsored schools and hire certain agents when they went pro —...
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