It's been a tough few weeks for Louisville fans, given the alleged sex scandal that's rocked the university and its men's basketball program. One rather famous Louisville native is doing his best to make sure that the community stays united.
Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, has issued a message to the Louisville faithful. He told his followers Thursday night that he'll always stand behind the school.
Dana O'Neill of ESPN had a heads up on the tweet. Here's more:
The former boxing champion's hope is to bring together the athletes, students, alumni and fans of the embattled school. Family spokesman Bob Gunnell also stressed that Ali wants to show his support for coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich.
Ali was born in Louisville and still lives in the area. His support surely means a lot to Cardinals fans.