Karen Sypher Indicted: In Defense of Rick Pitino

Posted by Ryan Alberti on November-19-2009 Add Comments

Winners will always be vindicated.

Rick Pitino is a moral failure. He’s also a statistical success. As the young Louisville Cardinals gear up for the '09-'10 season, their disgraced coach can’t exactly lecture them on the importance of character—which would be worse news if character were more important in the grading system of college basketball.

Virtue means having to play by someone else’s rules.

Victory, on the other hand, means getting to write your own.

I’m not condoning Pitino’s behavior. Marriage is the most sacred of institutions, and Moses wasn’t kidding about the Seventh Commandment. But let’s not forget that fidelity is a relative concept. In a competition that rewards one contestan...

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