Former Louisville recruits have corroborated former escort Katina Powell’s claims about parties at the school in interviews with NCAA officials, according to a report.
A source told ESPN for a story released Sunday that “there’s no question” recruits attended on-campus parties involving strippers and sex with athletes, as alleged by Powell in the book she released last fall. At least three recruits confirmed the story to NCAA investigators in interviews in October and November, according to ESPN.
The NCAA’s ongoing investigation into the matter centers on impermissible benefits provided to recruits. The school already has self-imposed a postseason ban for this season in an effort to head off even more significant punishment from the NCAA.
According to Powell’s account, former basketball staffer Andre McGee paid her about $10,000 to supply escorts for parties at Billy Minardi Hall, a dorm named after coach Rick Pitino’s late brother-in-law. Powell has said the women danced for players and some had sex with recruits.
Source: Sporting News | Marc Lancaster