Found November 08, 2013 on
Louisville Card Game:
Chane Behanan apparently has adhering closely to whatever the regimen was that allowed to him to return to the good graces of the University of Louisville administration. He’ll be back on the bench for the opening game against College of Charleston.
Still no indication of what he did that got him temporarily suspended and booted out of Minardi Hall, the team’s official residence. All kinds of stories floating around but nothing but his name wasn’t on any police blotters as far as we know. So his transgression(s) could haven’t have reached a criminal level.
We are told Behanan will not play in the game and there is no indication that he has been allowed to return to practice. So he’s still paying a price, still needing to prove that he has learned some lessons, needing to continue to show progress, proving that it can be sustained.
The assumption by some cynics all along has been that he will be back in time for the game against the Kentucky on Dec. 28, as if that was the primary consideration for the University of Louisville.
Cardinal fans would and should be seriously disappointed if that were the motivating factor. While the rivalry is intense, that one game pales in importance to the program’s overall goals, the University’s reputation, and the overall impact on Chane Behanan.
All the steps Behanan, the University and the basketball program have taken to help him straighten out his life would be for naught if that was the overriding goal.
BEST OF MAXIM
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley
At this point, we still don’t know the exact date that we can expect Chane Behanan to return from his indefinite suspension. However, one thing we do know is that the junior forward will be in the Yum! Center as Louisville opens the 2013-14 season.
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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said junior Chane Behanan is back at practice but is still suspended from playing. He also updated the media on Luke Hancock and Kevin Ware. Cardinal Authority was there for the interview.
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Timothy Easley – Associated Press
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