Transcript for Louisville Basketball Coach Speaks Out
All right, and now to the sex scandal rocking the university of Louisville's basketball team and legendary head coach Rick pitino. The hall of famer copping under fire but vowing he will not resign. ABC's Ryan smith is here with that story. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Louisville coach Rick pitino playing some defense by going on the offense blogging his thoughts on the escorts for recruit scandal embroiling his program and doing what he calls is the wise thing to do, not fighting these accusations but rather turning the other cheek. Head coach Rick pitino of the college basketball powerhouse Louisville cardinals taking to his blog amidst allegations that the team hired female escorts to woo recruits writing I'm sorry we all have to endure the pain of these allegations. But despite the public outcry for him to step down he says, I will not resign and let you down. If they wanted to make extra money that's what the side deal was. Sex. Reporter: Pitino's public statement coming days after the self-proclaimed madam at the center of the controversy Katina Powell spoke exclusively to ESPN. She attended 22 parties claiming she and several other women, including three of her own daughters participated in sex agos with recruits, team members and even some of their fathers. Pitino denying the allegations from the start. I don't blow in any form of cheating at all and to get an advantage with a recruit. If Louisville feels violations were occurred, the head coach can be, can be found responsible. Reporter: It's not the first time pitino has come under fire. In 2009 he made headlines when a woman he admitted to having extramarital sex with tried to extort him for $10 million. But on Thursday, pitino said he'sing looking ahead to the future saying, someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. Now, pitino citing the pope in his message saying he's answered we will let god judge to controversial questions and adding there could be no better advice and as for the future he says, quote, let's let the investigators do their job and we will play basketball. Amy. Okay, Ryan. Thank you for that. Quite a story. Yes, it is.
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