Jurich placed on leave from UofL AD position

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Updated: Sep. 27, 2017 at 2:03 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – UofL athletic director Tom Jurich has been placed on paid, administrative leave, Interim President Dr. Greg Postel said Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, WAVE 3 Listens host John Ramsey confirmed that Jurich told him he had been relieved of his duties in advance of being fired.

The specifics of the language are because Jurich would have to be fired at a meeting of the full UofL Board of Trustees. Ramsey confirmed that Jurich has been told that that will happen soon.

The news of Jurich's status comes a day after the FBI announced a massive investigation into seven high-profile college basketball programs for alleged bribery involving coaches, recruits and apparel giant Adidas.

"As we go forward information will be forthcoming about the investigation, we'll be learning more in the days and weeks ahead and that will help inform future decision making," Postel said.

Postel said Jurich's leave will continue until the UofL Board of Trustees has an opportunity to evaluate his continued employment at or before its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 18.

Announcements about an interim athletic director are expected to be announced on or before Friday.

>> READ: FBI Complaint 1 | Complaint 2 | Complaint 3  

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