Postel called the NCAA infractions a dark cloud. Tyra said he will address the current men's basketball team at practice on Tuesday. The decision doesn't impact them, he said, and this team is focused on moving forward with this season.
AP — Police have arrested a second person in connection with one of two sexual assaults near the University of Louisville campus. News outlets report that according to a Louisville Metro Police citation, year-old Dezmeontai Tinsley was arrested Tuesday and admitted to his involvement in one of the assaults. Police say that on Sept.
Powell claimed the women were provided at the request of McGee, then the director of basketball operations at the university. The grand jury Thursday agreed with the advice of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office that there currently is insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Powell or McGee. According to the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, law enforcement officials initially were concerned that Powell had used underage girls to entertain the recruits.
Greg Postel, the school's athletic association made the decision in a private meeting Monday. Postel announced at about p. The scandal was the second in two years -- a Louisville woman's tell-all memoir detailed a sex-for-cash scheme involving strippers and UofL players and recruits in -- and brought embarrassment for the third time in Pitino's 16 years at the school.
AP - A grand jury declined to indict an escort and former Louisville men's basketball staffer in a sex scandal that engulfed the program. The Jefferson County grand jury decided Thursday there wasn't enough evidence for charges of prostitution and unlawful transactions with a minor against Katina Powell and Andre McGee. Powell wrote in a book published in that McGee hired her to provide dancers to perform sex acts for Cardinal recruits and players from
Last night we learned that Katina Powell would be making national media appearances this morning to tell her side of the story regarding the recent scandal. You can read the full story here. Below is an excerpt with bits and pieces.
The N. It is the first time the N. The decision is merely the latest blow for the scandal-battered Louisville basketball program and its former coach, Rick Pitino, who was forced out in September in an unrelated recruiting scandal. Among other punishments confirmed Tuesday: Louisville must vacate wins — every game it won from the through the seasons — and all of its N.
WDRB — Former Louisville basketball staffer Andre McGee told an investigator for the school that Katina Powell was his friend, and she and her daughters sometimes hung out in Minardi Hall, but he never provided any money for stripper parties or prostitution. Recruits met Powell's daughters through the players, McGee said. U of L has provided documents in batches; it says it now has provided all the department's records related to the case.
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.