UofL freshman Brian Bowen won't play for Cards

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Louisville freshman Brian Bowen, confirmed as the player alleged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to have received up to $100,00 from apparel sponsor adidas in exchange for a commitment to the Cardinals, will not be allowed to re-join the Louisville basketball team.

Brian Bowen's Louisville career is over before it started.

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Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra released a statement regarding Bowen, saying, "Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled". Per the school's statement, Bowen will receive written permission to contact other schools, and can still attend school via scholarship if he wishes.

Bowen, a Saginaw native, is alleged to have received $100,000 in exchange for his commitment to Louisville.

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That player was believed to be Bowen. NCAA rules prohibit athletes from accepting cash or gifts not available to all students. Head coach Rick Pitino was sacked, as was AD Tom Jurich.

According to Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal, the school also announced it will allow Bowen to seek a transfer if he so chooses. Former head coach Rick Pitino was officially fired five days later. The university had placed him on administrative leave last month following the revelation that the FBI investigation involved Louisville.

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