LOUISVILLE, KY -- It's often referred to as the oldest profession in the world. That's right, we're talking about prostitution. Actually, the lady in this story is named Katina Powell, and she's just released a book called, Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.
This self-described madam claims nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties were thrown for University of Louisville basketball players and recruits inside a school dorm.
In the book, she says the parties were organized by former assistant coach Andre McGee, who Powell says paid her $10,000 between 2010 to 2014 to provide dancers for the parties. But Powell says her services didn't stop there. She claims Coach McGee also gave her cash for side deals with the dancers which included sex with top recruits.
So what does hall of fame head coach Rick Pitino have to say about all this? In an interview with ESPN, Pitino said the allegations are all about making money but added, “There`s only one person who can give solutions to these problems: it`s Andre McGee”.
But who can blame Pitino for trying to get away from the heat and throwing his former assistant under the bus for this one? We`re talking about the guy who admitted having an affair in 2003 and then paying his mistress $3,000 to get an abortion.
McGee is now an assistant coach at Missouri-Kansas City and is on administrative leave with pay while Louisville and the NCAA are investigating the sex scandal claims. Sounds like this story of strippers and basketball could overshadow what happens on the hardwood this season.