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Rick Pitino part of outrageous message that athletes can do whatever they want as long as they win

How has Rick Pitino overcome incredible failure, personal humiliation and general personality shortcomings to become the sage of college basketball?

Rick Pitino - photo by Al Behrman | AP

– photo by Al Behrman | AP

Rick Pitino and his Cardinals are in the Elite Eight so you knew it was only a matter of time when the subject of would come up again.  From Greg Couch of .com:  “After Woods moved back to No. 1 in the world rankings this week, Nike claimed its ad wasn't even talking about Tiger's personal problems. In other words: Nike either lied or missed the obvious.

I'm going with lied.

While I never thought it was any of our business who Woods hooked up with, plenty of people felt that it wasn't right to say that winning golf tournaments could wipe away all he had done behind the back of his ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

It was sending the outrageous message to athletes that they can do whatever they want as long as they win.

Outrageous.

Pitino cheated on his wife, too, and then was so angry at the coverage of it in August 2009 that he called a press conference to chastise the media for not considering that his wife was going through a hard time because the other woman was blackmailing him.

Yes, it was the blackmail that led to Pitino's wife's hardships, not Pitino's actions.”

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