Updated: According to Kenny Klein, Louisville’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations, Behanan has been dismissed from the program due to a violation of school policy.
Louisville F Chane Behanan has been dismissed from the Cardinals’ basketball team for a violation of university policy
— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) December 30, 2013
Rick Pitino has commented on Behanan’s dismissal, claiming Louisville “went to the mat” for him. He also said that Behanan’s actions (whatever they are) have set the team back Immensely.
Pitino: the university has gone to the mat from him. Said he’s great in the lines and a great person, but made mistakes “off the line.”
— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) December 30, 2013
Pitino: Chane has set our basketball team back immensely
— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) December 30, 2013
Pitino says it has nothing to do with the Final Four ring auction or grades.
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) December 30, 2013
Pitino says the rest of the team does not have the problems that Behanan has.
— rickbozich (@rickbozich) December 30, 2013
Behanan has issued an official apology as well.
Chane Behanan: “I want to apologize for letting down my family, teammates, coaches, Tom Jurich, this university and the Louisville fans.”
— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) December 30, 2013
Behanan will have the opportunity to transfer, if he likes. Pitino said that he’d help him figure out the right spot, if so.
Pitino says Behanan can transfer now. If he wants to do that, Pitino says he wants to sit down with Behanan and find the right place for him
— John Lewis (@JohnLewisTweets) December 30, 2013
Earlier: Brace yourselves, Louisville fans. What we’re seeing on Twitter this morning does not appear to be good news. Forward Chane Behanan is sending out some cryptic tweets regarding his future with the program, leading many to speculate that his time with the Cardinals may be coming to a close.
We’ll stop short of speculating what exactly is going on here, because we should have some answers very soon. Head coach Rick Pitino is set to speak at 12:30, so we’ll keep you updated on the situation.