LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rick Pitino's attorney, Steve Pence, spoke to reporters briefly after appearing before U of L's Athletics Association Personnel Committee.

The committee is deciding whether or not to fire the embattled coach. 

Pence says it's now up to the board to "do the right thing." 

When asked what the right thing is, Pence said "the right thing to do is to bring the coach back. He is not terminated right now and he should not be terminated."

Click on the video player above to watch Pence's statement in its entirety. 

Pitino was suspended after federal investigators tied his program to a scheme to pay recruits. A criminal complaint unsealed on September 26 alleged that at least one U of L coach took part in a plan to send money from apparel company adidas to a prospective player.

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