SEX Scandal !!…. Louisville Basketball

    Rick Pitino
    BobLee
    October02/ 2015

    A Sex-for-Recruits Scandal hits Louisville Basketball.   A book soon-to-be-released recounts four yearsRick Pitino (2010-2014) of a Rick Pitino assistant employing a local Louisville escort service to provide prostitutes for Louisville basketballers and recruits.

    I know this is going to SHOCK YOU, BUT…. Rick Pitino says he knows nothing about it… but intends to get to the bottom of it.  Of course Rick basically said that when he was caught having sex on a table at a Italian restaurant and it wasn’t with Mrs Pitino.

    FYI… Rick’s “excuse” for THAT was that his brother-in-law had died in the WTC on 9/11 6-7 years earlier ????

    Is there ANYTHING that a Major College FB / BB Coach DOES know about his program ???

    In case you’re already wondering Louisville Football Coach – the infamous Bobby Petrino – is NOT listed in the book.  Bobby, as you may remember prefers student volleyball players and motorcycles for his sexual escapades.

    For something that “didn’t happen”…. there are apparently 100s of emails and other records proving IT DID!Louisville Madam

    In case you’re also wondering…. no Former Miss Texas or Former Miss Kentucky is listed in this one.

    THIS be Mother/Madam Powell …. no pics of daughters yet.

     

    GUESS WHO is the General Counsel for Univ of LouisvilleLeslie Strohm …. recognize Leslie Strohmthat name ???

    … Leslie Strohm was UNC’s General Counsel thru the “early years” of TGU.  When she resigned (wink, wink) no one tried to stop her.   Watching how Leslie deals with THIS ONE oughta be fun…. huh?

     

    UNCONFIRMED RUMOR:  Reps from two Univ Kentucky Rabid Fan websites have contacted PackPride for advice on Maximizing The Damage To The ‘ville.  Negotiations are underway. Again – UNCONFIRMED.

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    Louisville investigating claims of escort use in recruiting

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/13794771/louisville-cardinals-investigating-book-claims-escort-was-paid-sex-recruits

    The University of Louisville and the NCAA are looking into allegations in a soon-to-be-published book that a former director of basketball operations paid an escort service to provide sex for Cardinals recruits.

    The NCAA talked to LSU freshman and ex-Louisville commit Antonio Blakeney earlier this week about his experiences on a recruiting visit, a source told ESPN.

    “We’re still trying to uncover the facts,” Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said during a news conference Friday. “We want to get to the bottom of it as much as anybody does … and we will.”

    The book, titled “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” contends that a woman named Katina Powell was hired repeatedly by former Louisville player, graduate assistant and director of basketball operations Andre McGee to provide strippers and prostitutes during recruits’ campus visits.

    In the book, the 43-year-old Powell says she provided entertainment for 22 parties from 2010 to 2014 at Billy Minardi Hall, which houses Cardinals basketball players. Powell said she and three of her daughters, along with other women, participated in the sex acts.

    Coach Rick Pitino said he spoke with McGee once since learning about the book’s contents. Pitino said McGee did not admit to any wrongdoing.

    Pitino added that he had spoken with up to 15 assistants about the allegations.

    Louisville released a statement Friday that it first learned of the allegations when the Indianapolis Business Journal contacted the school in late August. The school said it retained Chuck Smrt of the Compliance Group, which assists schools in NCAA cases, to conduct an investigation.

    “In coordination with the University’s legal counsel and faculty athletics representative, Mr. Smrt’s review was quickly launched to assess the validity of the information and the potential for any NCAA rules violations,” the school said in its statement. “The University, on its own initiative, notified the NCAA Enforcement Staff regarding this matter and has been in regular communication with them.

    “The University of Louisville will continue its review in full cooperation and coordination with the NCAA and if warranted, take any appropriate action. The allegations have been taken very seriously. In no way would anyone at this institution condone the alleged activities.”

    The book is scheduled to be released by IBJ Book Publishing LLC as soon as this weekend. Powell told the IBJ that part of the reason she is doing the book is to make money. She will receive 10 percent of the book’s sales.

    Jurich said he has been in contact with Pitino about the allegations.

    “We talk all the time. He’s my basketball coach,” Jurich said. “He wouldn’t condone this either. He has a perfect track record.”

    Yahoo! Sports first reported that the book would be published.

    McGee is currently an assistant coach at UMKC after leaving Louisville in 2014. ESPN’s attempts to contact him were not immediately returned.

    “Andre’s a young man, and I’m not going to turn my back on him,” Jurich said. “…I would be very shocked if he were involved in this.”

    The Associated Press contributed to this repo

     

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    BobLee
    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      From now on whenever I hear a coach say, “until my point guard penetrates deeper and takes it to the hole I won’t be totally satisfied,” will forevermore take on an entirely different meaning. Boxing out, drills, scoring, 30 seconds, slamdunk, layup, spin move, two-a-days, one-on-one, won’t be the same either.
      “Basketball is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn’t have spectators.” ~ Dick Vertleib

      ~

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Just the tip of the double entendre iceberg this will create…. 🙂 … can’t wait for pics of Mamma & Her Girls.

    • Cabcash Reply
      4 years ago

      Grain of salt. Some random quotes from my UK buddy…

      Boosters are mobilizing to get rid of AD Jurich…and President Ramsey

      Jurich provided the cash…out of own pocket

      I am told $23,000 will be a public number

      Boosters are mobilizing to get rid of AD Jurich…and President Ramsey

      But not sure sanctions will come as long as Jurich is offered up.

      Like I said. Grain of salt. He’s having a particularly good day today. lol

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        But But But Jurich is one of THE Most Respected AD there is !!!! No doubt the ABL Mob is salivating….

    • fayettewuf Reply
      4 years ago

      I don’t know what shocks and appalls me more, the fact that sex is being used to entertain the scholar athletes to the university or that the head coach could have so little knowledge of the fact that sex was being used to attract the young men. Let’s see, no one foresaw that woman who would procure hookers for the program might someday decide there was more money to made selling the story.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        There is a LOT of “Shock & Appall” in Big Time College Sports these days. 🙂

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      4 years ago

      I really think that Bobby Petrino was involved. Have not done the Ancestry.com search, but the student volleyball player had to be one of the daughters or maybe her cousin. This needs more publicity. Where is “The Troll Farmer”?. He could have Bobby and the UoL FB team inundated with camera and phones recording when they go to breakfast tomorrow AM. Oh, Well…
      Wonder if Dick Cady, the “esteemed” author who spent $10K vetting the story has a BIL named Golenbock? Sure would have been a better story to launch in late February.
      Obviously, Mr. McGee did NOT understand how to recruit “Sweet Little Red Birds” like the Argyle’s did in the 80’s. No cash every changed hands. Wonder if the UoL students are holding a vigil tonight for the exploitation of the sweet little honey’s that Ms. Powell brought in. You got to admit that using your own daughter’s does eliminate the middle man or pimp….so you have a Lower Over Head operation.
      I wondered, when the crawler appeared on ESPN if you were going to post a column on it? At least, as far as we know, some of the UoL all stars were not doing porn films on the side…..
      Now WHY would anyone NOT believe Rick’s denial and move on to the real news….BTW, there is NO truth in the rumor that Bobby Petrino has petitioned the NCAA to allow Shadrach another year of eligibility and has arranged for a Harley for him to tool around on. It is ALL just a TMZ fiction article.

    • Geek49203 Reply
      4 years ago

      As I sit here in Louisville (having moved from Morrisville a little over a year ago) I’m reading this to my U-Louisville girlfriend (and yeah, you can assume that’s why I’m staying here). She’s rolling her eyes at the “perfect record” thing. But as you know, here in Kentucky, you can be a card-carrying member of either the KKK or the Republican Party and still be popular if you’re winning basketball games.

      Can we all agree that Rick still has good hair? I mean, if you’re coaching, having good hair helps too.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Coach K has always thought so. That “perfect record” thing was a HOOT. At least Rick didn’t call it “a bunch of junk”. Has Papa John given a statement yet?

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Pitino also has a PHD in Sargent Schultzism to go along with his other degrees? Who knew?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Who can blame’em for “dummying up” since most are getting away with it. Their own fans ALWAYS believe them (as we WELL know!)

        • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
          4 years ago

          Fast forward to the 2017 ACC Tourney.
          There will be only 12 schools participating.
          Easier to make a bracket with 12 instead of 15.
          No Cards, No Heels and No Orange.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            The NCAA will NEVER act that fast re: Louisville, assuming “supplying ho’s” rises to level of severe penalty.

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