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1). HOW KATINA POWELL GOT INTO THE BASKETBALL DORM. In all of the responses from U of L to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations on the Katina Powell sex-for-recruits scandal, none probably was more bizarre than the series of problems described in basketball Rick Pitino’s defense to the NCAA’s charge that he failed to monitor the program.

Powell described in her book how she and her girls would go through a side door into the dorm. But there had been little explanation of why security camera footage wasn’t available or why an alarm on the door didn’t go off.

Pitino’s attorney says the dorm’s video security cameras often weren’t working. The company charged with running the dorm provided the NCAA with nearly 1,000 pages of daily activity reports for the dorm. The response says, “A cursory review of those Reports shows that the security guard frequently noted that some of the security cameras were not working. It appears that malfunctioning security cameras was a frequent problem in 2013 and 2014. Thus, one of the front-line mechanisms for monitoring Minardi Hall was not fully functioning during the period of McGee's illicit activities.” Moreover, the company did not provide daily reports prior to 2013, leaving many of the years in which Powell alleges she held parties in the dorm not accounted for.

Moreover, then-director of basketball operations Andre McGee apparently had a means to disable the security alarm on a side door, through which Powell said she brought women to parties. “The door was supposed to be used only for emergencies and an alarm was supposed to sound whenever the door was opened,” according to the response. “However, McGee had a key that allowed him to disarm the alarm.”

The decision to give that key to McGee was made by a Louisville housing supervisor whose name has been redacted.

Beyond that, one resident told investigators that McGee brought strippers into the dorm late at night when the resident assistant was off duty and the security guard “ would usually literally be asleep at the door.”

Also from the report: “An Incident Report filed in 2012 strongly suggests that a security guard who worked at Minardi may have been willing to overlook strippers being brought into the dorm.”

The report then goes on to report an alleged sexual assault by this security guard, who was the subject of an incident report —

2. AT LEAST ONE RECRUIT SAYS HE PASSED ON LOUISVILLE BECAUSE OF THE STRIPPERS. More than one recruit told investigators that their “experience with the strippers was uncomfortable or embarrassing.” One recruit said McGee offered to send strippers to his hotel to entertain him, and he asked him not to, saying, “I know females that I go to high school with and we’re not trying to mess with any . . . older girls that look disgusting, that look like they carry diseases.”

4). THE SCHOOL STILL QUESTIONS ELEMENTS OF POWELL’S CREDIBILITY. The ship has sailed, for the most part, because the school has acknowledged that there were shows in the dorms and that Powell did provide strippers who performed sexual acts for players and recruits.

5).PITINO VEHEMENTLY DISPUTES THE ALLEGATION THAT HE DID NOT MONITOR McGEE. I’ll write more about Pitino’s response to the Notice of Allegations, but the NCAA essentially says that Pitino did not heed red flags when it came to what was going on in the basketball dorm, that he did not conduct regular spot checks or ask pointed follow up questions.

From the response:

    To persuade some of the young men to tell them about the strip shows, the enforcement staff requested and obtained limited immunity from the Chairperson of the COL Limited immunity is an investigative tool used by the enforcement staff to elicit truthful information from student-athletes who may have been involved in NCAA violations which could jeopardize their eligibility to compete. In exchange for truthful information, the enforcement staff agrees not to put the student-athlete at-risk for losing his eligibility.

    The staff told the Chairperson of the (Committee on Infractions) that limited immunity was necessary to facilitate obtaining full cooperation and truthful information. Thus, trained NCAA investigators, armed with the details from the book, photos and Ms. Powell's journal, believed they needed to give the young men limited immunity to get them to tell the truth.

    Pitino, of course, had not even an inkling that strip shows were going on in the dorm, much less all of the details of the illicit activities or the ability to give the student-athletes immunity from losing their eligibility. Yet according to the enforcement staff, Pitino would have uncovered the secret and deliberately concealed activities if he had only asked some "pointed questions" and "solicited honest feedback.

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 Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 38m38 minutes ago

UL responded yesterday to the NCAA about its Stripper Scandal...tonight @DrewFranklinKSR responded to UL: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/a-response-to-louisvilles-response-to-the-ncaa/

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University of Louisville and Rick Pitino responded to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations with 135 pages of rebuttal — 92 pages from the University, 43 from Pitino and his lawyer — released to the public on Wednesday. The rebuttal did not dispute that the alleged stripper parties and NCAA violations occurred in Louisville’s Minardi Hall, but it did fight the good fight for Pitino, who was accused of failing to monitor his program.

Me being a big fan of comedy and the occasional sex scandal, I read all 135 pages in my spare time today and I found it to be an absolutely hilarious read, especially as a rival fan. The interviews with some of the involved student-athletes and visiting prospects provide dialogue you simply cannot make up. The names in those interviews are redacted, unfortunately, but their testimonies are still very entertaining (and often damning) despite the anonymity.



This one here is a look-in-the-mirror moment for the University of Louisville. You were the first city-owned public university in the United States; your School of Medicine had the first fully self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery; your basketball program is considered one of the best of all time; and you just wrote the words “pop the bands and begin throwing around the cash” in defense of yourself in an investigation of your university.
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 Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton 10h10 hours ago

Louisville's ACC Tournament record:

2015: 0-1 (lost in quarterfinals)

2016: Didn't participate (whores)

2017: 0-1 (lost in quarterfinals)
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 Matt Jones‏ @KySportsRadio 5h5 hours ago

NCAA slams virtually all of UL arguments and defense of Rick Pitino: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/the-ncaa-rejects-uofls-defense-of-pitino/
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Realize this thread is quite old. However, I just noticed that is says in part "former UofL ASS (caps mine) coach paid for escorts to have sex w/recruits". If that's the case then I don't know how anyone could complain. Obviously the "tail coach" was merely doing what he was hired to do". ;) ;D :) 8)
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Realize this thread is quite old. However, I just noticed that is says in part "former UofL ASS (caps mine) coach paid for escorts to have sex w/recruits". If that's the case then I don't know how anyone could complain. Obviously the "tail coach" was merely doing what he was hired to do". ;) ;D :) 8)

oop$, typo
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oop$, typo
I figured that; then again, it was too "delicious" to pass up. ;) :P
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Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton 10h10 hours ago

Louisville's ACC Tournament record:

2015: 0-1 (lost in quarterfinals)

2016: Didn't participate (whores)

2017: 0-1 (lost in quarterfinals)

truth funnier than fiction right there........
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