BOZICH & CRAWFORD | Behanan 'positive' he'll earn his way back
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Suspended University of Louisville power forward Chane Behanan told WDRB's Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford today that he's "working hard" and that he's "positive" he will earn his way back onto the University of Louisville basketball team.
Behanan wandered into a Starbucks in the Highlands where Bozich and Crawford were working on Monday afternoon, wearing a pair of jeans and a Cincinnati Reds T-shirt.
He said he watched Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage on television, and that he plans to begin reading Pitino's new book, "The One-Day Contract" on Tuesday.
Bozich said, "I just saw you at media day a few days earlier and things looked good."
Behanan replied, "Things happen."
Earlier Monday, U of L held its annual Basketball Tipoff Luncheon at the Downtown Marriott without Behanan, and Pitino and the Cardinals made no mention of him during the program, though he was featured in a highlight video of last season's NCAA championship run.
Behanan's suspension was announced last Thursday. U of L coach Rick Pitino said he had broken a university and team rule and that he had been suspended by the university. He said an agreement had been reached for Behanan to earn his way back onto the team, but that Behanan had broken the agreement within the first two days.
On Saturday, Pitino said he and the team have "moved on" without Behanan.
"It's totally out of our hands and in his hands, and so far everything he has put in his hands has not turned out real well right now," Pitino said Saturday. "We're moving on, planning on playing without him, and if the day comes when he comes back, he'll be welcomed with open arms. But that's a long way from happening."
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