Louisville assistant allegedly paid madam to provide sex for players & recruits

Submitted by Leaders And Best on October 2nd, 2015 at 6:44 PM

The book alleges: “At the peak of the dormitory and off-campus entertainment more than $10,000 cash changed hands to Katina for supplying the women. This does not include the hundreds of one dollar bills thrown at the dancers at each party by McGee, the recruits and players. Nor does it include the money paid to the women who had sex with the recruits afterward. So frequent were the escapades that Katina would later say, especially after the Cardinals won the 2012-2013 NCAA championship: I felt like I was part of the recruitment team. A lot of them players went to Louisville because of me.”

 

The actions described in the book would appear to be both illegal and in violation of school and NCAA rules. If, as Powell alleges, players who were members of Louisville’s championship team received impermissible benefits that were provided by a staff member, the Cardinals’ title would seemingly be in jeopardy.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/new-book-makes-damaging-sexual-allegations-involving-louisville-basketball-202333537.html

Release from book's publisher: http://www.ibj.com/articles/55155-book-louisville-hired-prostitutes-to-woo-basketball-recruits

Could lead to vacating the 2012-2013 NCAA Championship if true. If only that ref had got that clean block right instead of calling a foul on Trey Burke...

Comments

JamieH

October 3rd, 2015 at 3:09 AM ^

Try about 10 blown calls. I would not be shocked at all to find out the refs were on the take in that game. It was one of the worst officiated games I've seen at any level.

I have just chslked it up to incompetence and the fact tbat 2 of the 3 refs working the game were Big East regulars, but if you were looking for a fixed game, that would be one to look at.

Wolverine Devotee

October 2nd, 2015 at 7:13 PM ^

I mean if they have to forfeit it, we're credited with it regardless but the keyword is "forfeit". Not vacated.

At worst, it will be vacated and there will just be no champion for 2013 like the BCS did with USC.

Tater

October 2nd, 2015 at 8:03 PM ^

Auburn has their "Tigerettes" and Ole Miss is great at "flipping" recruits on one visit.  I think providing ho-stesses for recruits is sorta expected, at least in the south.  The only thing that surprises me about this story is that UL had to hire from outside instead of having ho-stesses who are affiliated with the school.

And I agree about being a recruit.  If I was in that position, I would make sure I took my full compliment of "visits" to schools that had reputations for that kind of thing.