Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra released a statement regarding Bowen, saying, "Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled". On November 2, the FBI informed Louisville that it could begin its own investigation into the allegations with an eye on determining Bowen's eligibility and possibly re-instating him. Federal documents allege that Adidas funneled $100,000 to an unnamed player, later identified as Bowen, to sign with Louisville at the request of a Cardinals coach. The program noted it will allow written permission should Bowen choose to transfer to another school. NCAA rules prohibit athletes from accepting cash or gifts not available to all students. The 6-foot-7 forward was not considered a clear-cut one-and-done prospect, but his combination of size, skill and outside shooting prowess could earn him the chance to play in the National Basketball Association someday.
The University of Louisville is parting ways with former assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson.
The probe led to Rick Pitino's ouster as Louisville's head coach before being replaced by David Padgett.
There has been major fallout at Louisville since the FBI investigation became public.
Bowen was a five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American.