Louisville's Pitino: Fine schools, coaches for violations

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, right, talks with Quentin Snider during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville won 79-47.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Rick Pitino says schools and coaches should be fined for violations, and that players who had nothing to do with infractions should not be penalized.

Pitino says athletic director Tom Jurich chose to keep Louisville out of this year's Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments.

The decision came after an investigation revealed that violations occurred when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that a former staffer paid her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory. University President James Ramsey announced the ban Friday.

Speaking after the No. 19 Cardinals' 79-47 rout of Boston College on Saturday, Pitino said he thinks ''it's wrong to penalize these kids'' by keeping them out of competition. He suggested a $10 million fine for schools while coaches' salaries get docked for infractions.