Louisville basketball: School announces Brian Bowen will not play for Cardinals

"Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled", Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra said.

Bowen is allowed to keep his scholarship as long as he decides to stay at Louisville, but the 6ft7 forward was among the top recruits in the country, so it's likely he will either try to transfer or declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Louisville freshman Brian Bowen, confirmed as the player alleged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to have received up to $100,00 from apparel sponsor adidas in exchange for a commitment to the Cardinals, will not be allowed to re-join the Louisville basketball team. 'He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men's basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very hard period'. Bowen, a McDonald's All-American, will receive written permission to transfer to and play for another school. Johnson was also not named in the investigation, but was initially put on leave October 6. The school formally cut ties with the two-time NCAA champion a few weeks later.

Bowen has been on an indefinite suspension from the basketball program due to his unique recruiting situation that tied him to the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation probe in college basketball. He faces four counts of wire fraud and money laundering.

Louisville has announced they have parted ways with men's basketball associate head coach Kenny Johnson. Johnson is the second Louisville assistant to be dismissed over the investigation.