Players deemed ineligible would be those involved in the sex parties, which are considered impermissible benefits. The university, which has self-imposed several sanctions, has 45 days to respond. We intend to appeal all aspects of the penalties.
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Former escort Katina Powell, whose book exposed alleged sex parties for basketball players and recruits at the University of Louisville, told ESPN she felt like part of Louisville's recruitment team. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Pitino was mum about the allegations on Saturday, but questions continue to swirl after the online release of Katrina Powell's book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen. While Pitino and Powell aren't talking about the book, Louisville confirmed Friday it has been investigating her allegations that Andre McGee brought escorts to dorm parties and paid the women to dance and strip, and have sex with recruits and players. McGee left Louisville in to join the staff at Missouri-Kansas City, which has placed him on paid administrative leave.
Subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more. Did the Louisville Athletic Department really pay an escort and her daughters to service basketball recruits? But having a staff member hiring escorts for high schoolers seems a bit over-the-top.
Chuck Smrt, the person hired by the University of Louisville to monitor the progress of the NCAA's investigation, also attended those meetings. Katina Powell is not an admirable person, but she told the truth. The recruiting and sex scandal first came to light in October, when Powell, 43, a self-described former escort, detailed the recruiting parties in the book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen. Those parties, Powell said, were primarily designed to lure basketball recruits to the Louisville program.