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Old 08-14-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Simply being in the public eye, does not make your personal life everyone's business. Its society today that we are so obseesed with whos having sex with who. Whos cheating. Who's having kids. Who is having a boob job. As I said before people need to spend more time dealing with their own lives instead of judging other people
It's not going away any time soon and I can guarantee that people here won't quit listening.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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And that's fine, to each their own. I just don't think its nearly as big a deal, as people make it out to be. He's a basketball coach who cheated. He's a celebrity who screws around. let me know when you find a celebrity that doesn't screw around. if this god forsaken state had a professional team. Rick pitnos sex affair would be in the classified column.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I think Missy is correct that when you hold a position of public trust, you are and should be held to a higher standard. That comes with the territory. Again, I think the University should have issued a stronger reprimand and even punishment. To think that this is a non-story is just not realistic.

But look at the level of rhetoric in only a few pages of one thread in this small sub-section of just one of tens of thousands of forums:

Bizarre…without any personal integrity…makes me sick…banging a mistress in a bathroom at a crowded restaurant (actually, wasn’t it after hours when it was closed?)…the likelihood he had to be treated for an STD he got from her (a total fabrication unsupported by any facts)…allegations he paid one of his employees to marry his mistress to cover (well, yeah, alleged only by the woman currently under federal indictment for extortion)…sinking standards of humanity

Now I’m not singling anyone out for a fight, honestly, which is why I didn’t attribute those quotes. But what we have here is an affair by a public figure. We shouldn’t be throwing him a parade, but it sure seems to me that this is a huge over-reaction for the first real major mistake he has made in a very long career. I hate to think that standard would be applied to me or you.

I’m not a fan of Pitino, believe me. (I’ve always been a Denny Crum man). But here is a guy who over the course of 18 years has done a lot of good for a lot of people in Kentucky. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars has he raised for charity? How much of his personal time has he donated? So I don’t condone what he did and I think at this point he’s gotten off a little too light from the University. But I’m not ready to fire people who have 18 years of good service to the community for marital infidelity that ultimately, is mostly between him and his family.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The STD thing is not a fabrication. I am a U of L fan and certainly wouldn't be creating even more scandal in this story than already exist - frankly now is the first time I have ever been truly ashamed of U of L, or at least the way they've handled this.

How could it be a coincidence that 6 months after the affair that Pitino is so ill from an undisclosed urology problem that he has to take a leave of absence to be treated at Cleveland Clinic? If it was kidney stones the cause would have been revealed.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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The STD thing is not a fabrication.
At this point, it is nothing more than the rankest of internet gossip. There is not one single reputable source to back it up or you would have linked to it.

I think you presenting this as a fact just proves my point and shows how much people are overreacting over this situation.

Even if it is true, what does that have to do with the question you asked? You were asking whether his conduct was so reprehensible as to call for his termination. Is getting an STD reprehensible behavior? Does everyone who gets an STD deserve to be fired? The fact that you felt it was OK or necessary to pass on what is currently a totally unsupported rumor just shows how people have gotten off track here with what amounts to almost vicious attacks, imo. (I mean really, could you have selected a more offensive topic title that the one you did? I guess so, but it sure seems a little over-the-top to me.)

If the incident with the Duke lacrosse players taught me anything, it was to wait until all the facts come out in the proper venue before I make these judgments.

Edited to add: I think my post here comes off a little too combative, and I sincerely did not mean it that way. But I just have to reiterate that I while in no way do I condone his conduct and that his conduct is an embarrassment for UL, I am really shocked at the vehemence of some of the responses towards a person who has given 18 years of service to this community.

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Old 08-16-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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if this god forsaken state had a professional team.
God forsaken state huh?
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I don't know all the gory details but in the end he is still a role model who did something very very wrong and his family and maybe even his team has to suffer for it. Does anyone else think it is horrible that that woman expects her soon to be ex-husband to pay for the fact that her buisness has suffered..... at her own hands? That woman should be ran out of Louisville!
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Wrong for his family, and personal life yes. Wrong for the public No. Stick to taking care of your own family and butt out of other people's affrais. Man this country is sad. So many people want to gossip about other people's affrais. he cheated. Its wrong and its immoral. move on
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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I may be biased since I am a die-hard Louisville fan, but no way does he deserve to lose his job. His actions might not have been gold medal worthy, but they're his personal business and they have nothing to do woth his job as a basketball coach. Plus, they occured six years ago.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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