Louisville football has been put through the ringer the past few years but it doesn’t appear as though the coaching change to Scott Satterfield is putting an end to all negative headlines at the school.
The Cardinals confirmed to the Louisville Courier Journal on Tuesday evening that they have placed quality control coach Cortney Braswell on “paid administrative leave pending further investigation.” The off-the-field staffer, who was recently hired by the program this offseason, was arrested on one count of theft of property in late June and subsequently extradited to Tennessee to face said charge.
“I’m aware of the situation,” Satterfield said in a statement last week. “I’ve spoken to Cortney, and we’re continuing to gather additional information on the matter.”
Braswell was hired by Louisville after spending the past two seasons as a high school coach in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was there that he allegedly kept some $2,480 in payments that were supposed to go to the high school program for himself.
It’s not known what kind of timeline Braswell is facing as he deals with the legal fallout from the arrest but the Cardinals open their 2019 season at home on Sept. 2 against Notre Dame.