Names In The News
Former Louisville basketball coach RICK PITINO yesterday "filed a federal lawsuit" against Adidas, "alleging that the apparel company deliberately damaged his reputation." Adidas "terminated its personal services contract with Pitino on Monday, mere hours after he was fired" as UL "looks into its role in the college basketball fraud investigation." The FBI complaint "accuses Adidas of attempting to funnel money to the families of two Louisville recruits in return for them to attend the university, sign with Adidas and hire certain advisers when those players turned pro." The lawsuit "seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages" (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 10/18).
FIVE-STAR RECRUIT: Univ. of Michigan DT MAURICE HURST has "taken up a part-time job" driving for Uber. He has been "doing it off and on now for the past few years." Hurst said, "I'm the best Uber driver in Ann Arbor." He added his rating on Uber is 4.9 out of a possible 5.0 (MLIVE.com, 10/17).
NAMES: Former Ottawa 67s GM & coach BRIAN KILREA was "named one of four inductees" in the '18 AHL HOF class. Kilrea played in the AHL for 10 years (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 10/18)....Former NFLer LAMARR WOODLEY has "signed with ICM Partners." After retiring following the '15 season, he now hosts NFL Network's “TACKLE MY RIDE” (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 10/16)....“CONOR MCGREGOR: NOTORIOUS” is being “released theatrically by Trafalgar Releasing across the U.S. for one night on Nov. 8, being presented alongside an exclusive interview” with the UFC fighter himself (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 10/17)....49ers LBs RAY-RAY ARMSTRONG and REUBEN FOSTER had “guns pointed at them in an attempted robbery early Monday" as they were leaving a S.F. nightclub (S.F. CHRONICLE, 10/18)....PAUL MANAFORT, who served as PRESIDENT TRUMP's campaign Chair from June to August '16, was “on hand” for Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 4 last night (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/18).