Rick Pitino has moments that make presidential candidates look good, like doing the wild thang with a gal on a restaurant table and getting blackmailed by her later and, most recently, having one of his assistants Andre McGee pay for ladies of the evening to "entertain" recruits.
Pitino says he didn't know of such activity, but the NCAA says that he should have known.
Although the NCAA did not say Pitino was complicit or charge him with committing a violation, it alleges that the coach "did not monitor" McGee and failed to "spot-check" his program, including "actively looking for red flags."
"Failure to monitor" is the phrase of the hour. He should have been looking for red lights rather than red flags, since that's the district McGee seems to have gone to.
Louisville itself got off the hook, as its self-punishment of skipping the last post-season and cutting basketball scholarships after the news broke seems to have placated the powers that be, but Pitino might get a good hunk of this season off if punishment for similar transgressions are any indication.