Untangling the powerful web surrounding Louisville’s Rick Pitino

Stationed at the border of Rick Pitino’s inner circle, Vinny Tatum is what you might call a gatekeeper.
At his press conference Wednesday, Pitino made no mention of Tatum, of course. The legendary coach spent his time admonishing the media and brushing off the past, calling “everything that has been printed and reported … a total fabrication.” Lies, that is, except for one thing: what he had told us about “the mistake that [he] made.” Incidentally, that is precisely where Tatum comes in.