(SP) – Rick Pitino has been confined to his home since being relieved from his duties as Louisville’s head basketball coach last month in the wake of the latest scandal to hit his program. But according to neighbors, Pitino is already racking up violations in his neighborhood and will face a hearing next week on more than three dozen Home Owners Association infractions committed since he began spending all his time around the house.
“This is as bad as we’ve ever seen with someone in the neighborhood,” said Jeff Freeney, president of the HOA. “He’s left his trash cans out on the curb more than 24 hours after pickup. He put yard waste in the trash instead of in the yard waste bins. And he has prostitutes visible on his property before 6:00 p.m. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
If Pitino is found to be at fault for all 37 of the violations, he could be fined in upwards of $185 and could banned from attending the monthly neighborhood potluck held at the park. But the former coach says he is not at fault for any of the supposed violations.
“I was surprised to hear about any of this,” he said. “It wasn’t my responsibility to bring the garbage cans in. And the strippers I murdered and buried in the backyard is not an HOA issue. The HOA rules clearly state that only modifications to the front yard must be approved.”