One could probably put good money down right now that Rick Pitino has had better summers, or least that we have heard about. With his wee little sex scandal national news, Pitino has called the media to task for the coverage they have given this story. Just goes to show you should always exercise caution when selecting someone for a quick piece of ass in an Italian restaurant.
I guess one could cut Pitino a bit of a break. After all, he's kind of new to all of this, unlike other ethics poster boys like John Calipari, Kelvin Sampson, and Billy "One for the Road" Gillespie. I remember not too long ago, the biggest sports worry in this region was whether or not Bobby Knight was going to go after a player, official, opposing coach, random student, mascot, etc.
While little has been made of the conflicting accounts Pitino dished out at the onset of the scandal, a few remaining issues trouble me. While his restroom tryst is facing criminal trial over her involvement, where is the dirty end of the stick for Pitino? There was even a motion filed to question her competency. How would that have looked in the long run, a national championship winning coach taking advantage of a mentally imcompetent woman in a restaurant bathroom. The flip side of the coin is hardly any more flattering, that a guy who can win a national title can't even pay off a bathroom quickie without it being made into a federal case.
As Pitino continues his vocal silence, one wishes the question were asked as to why he didn't just tell the truth from the very beginning. The media may be vultures, but what do you expect when someone lets the carcass fatten up before leaving it in the sun?