LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Rick Pitino says his faith is stronger than at any point in his life, and that U of L is doing things that are important to God.

In a letter to top U of L financial boosters called “Friends of the Ville”, the coach is defiant and says he's not concerned what the outside world thinks.

The letter offers no apologies to the families of those 16-year-old recruits whom the NCAA determined had sex with prostitutes at U of L.

“Friends of the Ville" support the basketball program and Rick Pitino's charity. The suggested minimum donation starts at $2500.

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You can read the full letter below:

Letter to Friends of the Ville by WHAS11 on Scribd