Louisville freshman Brian Bowen has hired an attorney who specializes in NCAA eligibility in an apparent attempt to gain reinstatement from his suspension over his alleged involvement in a pay-to-play scheme, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Sunday night.

The FBI's wide-ranging investigation into college basketball accuses a five-star recruit — not identified by name in its complaint — of being at the center of a bribery and fraud scheme that brought the player to Louisville, which announced that it had suspended Bowen in the wake of the Department of Justice's announcing its broad case.

According to the Courier-Journal, Bowen remains on campus but wasn't allowed to practice with the team when formal workouts started Sunday under interim coach David Padgett, who replaced ousted Cardinals coach Rick Pitino in the wake of the scandal.

Miami attorney Jason Setchen, hired to represent Bowen, successfully argued for Miami (Fla.) basketball player DeQuan Jones' reinstatement in a 2011 case involving notorious Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro.

Setchen makes a point on his firm's website that "(i)n many cases coaches and athletic departments do what they perceive to be in the PROGRAM’S best interest and do not concern themselves with the best interest of the student-athlete. Student-athletes need their own advocates to guide them through this complex and difficult landscape."