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Pitino Allegedly Met With Adidas To Keep Langford Away From Other Teams

Posted at 11:58 AM, May 17, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– More fallout from that UofL basketball scandal.

According to a story published by The Washington Post, former Louisville Coach Rick Pitino met with a soon to be indicted former Adidas executive about how the company could keep prize recruit Romeo Langford inside the Adidas camp and away from teams like Kentucky.

The Washington Post details Adidas’ maneuvers to sponsor an AAU team led by Langford’s father.

Experts say establishing a relationship with a purported NBA prospect in high school and keeping it through college could mean a lucrative endorsement deal for all parties when that player turns pro.