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Previous Louisville assistant basketball coach Dino Gaudio, an initial member of the training personnel at U of L considering that Chris Mack accepted the head training task in 2018, has actually been federally charged with tried extortion versus the program. According to charging files submitted Tuesday from the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace of Western Kentucky, Gaudio is declared to have actually threatened to report media accusations that the Louisville program broke NCAA guidelines in production of hiring videos for potential student-athletes.

Gaudio supposedly devoted the extortion in 2 different circumstances on March17 The charging file declares the very first circumstances remained in a conference with University of Louisville workers where he threatened to share the NCAA guidelines offense as a bargaining chip for 17 months wage. He later on sent out a text that day to Louisville workers consisting of among the videos he was threatening to share. The charging file declares Gaudio, in doing so, “intentionally transferred in interstate commerce, with intent to obtain cash and other things of worth from the University of Louisville, a risk to hurt the track record of the University of Louisville.”

His agreement with the school ended the following month and he was not invited back to the program.

” As detailed in the charging file, after Gaudio was notified that his agreement would not be restored, he threatened to notify members of the media of supposed NCAA infractions within the guys’s basketball program unless he was paid a considerable amount of cash,” Louisville stated Tuesday in a declaration. “The accusations of infractions are the impermissible production of hiring videos for potential student-athletes and the impermissible usage of graduate supervisors in practices and exercises. While the University can not comment even more due to the continuous federal examination and the NCAA procedure, it continue to work together with authorities along with the NCAA on the matter.”

Gaudio is a well-traveled coach whose profession covers almost 3 years. He started his head-coaching profession at Army in the early 1990 s prior to a stint as an assistant at Xavier, where he coached Mack. He later on worked as the head coach at Loyola (Md.) and lastly at Wake Forest, where he led the Satanic force Deacons to 2 NCAA Competition looks after a long period there as an assistant. He ended up being a broadcaster with ESPN after his ouster at Wake Forest in 2010 prior to reappearing on Mack’s personnel.

In a declaration Tuesday, Mack stated he and Louisville are the “victims of Coach Gaudio’s conduct” which he is working together completely with authorities in their examinations.

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