Louisville’s decision to sign Tony Woods smacks of desperation

Rick Pitino

It’s no surprise that Tony Woods’ recent domestic battery conviction didn’t prevent him from landing a second chance to play Division I ball, but it’s certainly eye-opening which coach apparently will offer the ex- center that opportunity. That man is none other than Louisville’s Rick Pitino, who must weigh his program’s need for a gifted 6-foot-11 big man against the character risk of adding a player who allegedly kicked and pushed his girlfriend hard enough to fracture her spine.

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