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UofL receives the Notice of Allegations from the NCAA

The University of Louisville just received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA about the sex scandal that broke last year. UofL will hold a news conference at noon to discuss the allegations, but this morning, released a press release with this brief summary:

The NOA aligns with the results of our inquiry: improper activities took place in a dormitory that never should have occurred.  When the facts were established, we acted.  We took appropriate punitive and corrective actions.  The penalties we imposed were among the most severe penalties ever self-imposed by a NCAA member.

It is important to note what is not being alleged.  The NOA does not contain an allegation that Coach Pitino had knowledge of what took place in the dormitory.  The NCAA does not allege a ‘lack of institutional control’ at Louisville, a very severe allegation.  The NCAA does not allege that there was a ‘failure to monitor’ against the institution, also a severe allegation.  The NCAA does not allege that Coach Pitino failed to ‘promote an atmosphere of compliance’, a serious allegation.  The NOA does contain a narrower allegation — which we will dispute – that Coach Pitino failed to demonstrate that he monitored Mr. McGee.

Yahoo’s Pat Forde is reporting that UofL has been charged with four Level One violations, the most severe in the NCAA’s enforcement structure. Former assistant coach Andre McGee is charged with two Level One violations, and Pitino one Level One violation for failure to adequately monitor McGee. The final Level One violation alleges that former assistant Brandon Williams did not adequately assist in the NCAA’s investigation.

Eric Crawford is reporting that the NOA details 14 strip shows, 11 sex acts, and two declined sex acts.

The NCAA alleges that McGee, a former graduate assistant coach and director of basketball operations, provided impermissible benefits “in the form of adult entertainment, sex acts and/or cash at Billy Minardi Hall . . . or hotels to at least 17 then men’s basketball prospective and/or current student-athletes, two then nonscholastic men’s basketball coaches and one then men’s basketball prospective student-athletes’s friend. The value of the impermissible inducements, offers and/or extra benefits was at least $5,400.”

Good news for UofL: the NOA does NOT allege that Pitino knew of the sex scandal and it does not allege lack of institutional control. UofL now has 90 days to respond.

Matt will discuss all of this at the start of the radio show, so I suggest you tune in.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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50 Comments for UofL receives the Notice of Allegations from the NCAA



  1. Sentient Third Eye
    9:44 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    So how does running a de facto brothel in an athletic dorm not constitute a lack of institutional control?



    • the ghost of Bill Hicks
      9:56 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Not a lack of control if Pitino knew it was going on….



    • Sentient Third Eye
      9:59 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      If I’m in the driver’s seat of my car and it’s going 70 MPH down the wrong side of New Circle, and for some reason I am not aware of it, then that constitutes a lack of control on my part. Me being unaware that it is happening only proves an even greater lack of control.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:33 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      yeah that’s a good tip to hang on to…
      if you ever get pulled over for speeding, DO NOT say you didn’t realize you were going that fast, that just makes you more guilty.

      Apparently the NCAA’s definition of “lack of institutional control” should be explained, because i have no idea what that means any more. if this isn’t it, i don’t know what is.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      10:34 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      ^ agree 100%



    • ESchwartz
      10:55 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Sentient Third Eye…apparently you’ve never had a teenage driver in your house. You don’t have to be in the driver seat in order for your car to be going 70 mph down the wrong side of circle 4. If your son is taking your car if for a drive, maybe even with your permission, you won’t know if he’s being irresponsible and wreakless unless it’s brought to your attention (like a police officer knocking on your door with the wreakless son in tow).



  2. UK Fan In Nashville
    10:07 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    This makes no sense. An envelope full of cash is somehow found open, and UK goes on probation for three years, can’t be on tv for two seasons, and has a post-season ban for two seasons. UofL breaks the law, engages in sex trafficking and prostitution and gets a slap on the wrist. What the actual eff!



    • J-Dub421
      10:13 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      This is just the notice of allegations, punishment will come sometime down the road, ostensibly.



    • scorpiocard
      10:18 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      The allegations are that McGee broke the law, not U of L. No charge of lack of institutional control, or to properly monitor the basketball program.

      Pitino is charged with failing to adequately monitor McGee. U of L will challenge this.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      10:29 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      scorpiocard: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      10:56 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Who the hell is going around liking scorpiocards posts??



  3. secrick
    10:17 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    Rick must not have control of anything, like when he gave us the finger. It wasn’t his fault it was that dam hand of his causing all the problems. He will do anything to win and it’s because of jealousy of Coach Cal ,so it is Coach Cals fault, not Rick.



  4. scorpiocard
    10:19 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    We dodged a bullet, BIG TIME



    • symphonist41169
      10:25 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Not if the NCAA takes away wins accomplished by ineligible players. One very important win could be the 2013 title game win. If I were a UofL fan I’d be holding my breath till the other shoe drops in the form of what kind of punishment the NCAA is going to hand out.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:30 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Perhaps. Check back in 5-6 months.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      10:30 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      scorpiocard: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂



    • scorpiocard
      10:37 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      With no charges of lack of institutional control, or failure to adequately monitor the basketball program, vacated wins is HIGHLY unlikely.

      I don’t think any players will be declared ineligible over a few hooker parties. It’s not like they were getting paid. The NCAA is not going to bend over backwards to strip a title. Its not in their best interest to do that.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:41 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      “I don’t think any players will be declared ineligible over a few hooker parties. It’s not like they were getting paid.”

      You don’t have to get money to “get paid” Ohio State got busted for selling memorabilia and tattoos.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:42 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      “I don’t think any players will be declared ineligible over a few hooker parties.”

      Also i like how you phrase that like it’s no big deal… it’s despicable that anyone would just brush this off like it’s nothing.



    • symphonist41169
      10:50 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Vacated wins are HIGHLY likely if they determine the players received impermissible benefits. How many wins did Syracuse and Boeheim have to give up just recently? It’s a good thing to be optimistic in life but don’t let optimism make you delusional, man.



    • scorpiocard
      11:13 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Syracuse was paying players on a huge scale for many years. Not comparable. Ohio State is more similar, so maybe. But I think the title stays put.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      11:17 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      I guess the NCAA bans players getting paid, but not laid.



    • J-Dub421
      11:19 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Someone on your coaching staff paid for stripper parties and sex for players and recruits. If that’s not “impermissible benefits” then what is?



  5. The REAL Billy Hill
    10:33 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    LMAO @ scorpiocard dwelling on a UK site during all of this.

    If the NCAA does what it’s supposed to do, that banner should come down. Cal has had two come down for MUCH less, not to mention others. Maybe NCAA will react like they did about the Penn St. debacle, considering it had to do with unlawful sex acts. With minors.



    • scorpiocard
      10:40 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      We’ll see. The main charges are on McGee, and the NCAA clearly is saying he acted alone. Only charge there that is bad for U of L is that Pitino failed to monitor McGee.

      And you think I’m going to come on here and give you all a hard time about your pathetic football program, and then hide behind a rock today? Unlike you, I have some balls.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:49 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      You have raisins…not cajones. What kind of $hitty-a $$ fan is on a rival’s website instead of discussing the issue on Card Chronicle. It is only people like Streble on the CJ boards of old that keep you from being the worst UofL troll ever.
      Yes we generally suck in football. How much in the balls department does it take to make that statement?
      Your athletic program is a national joke, despite the fact that Lamar Jackson is an elite dual-threat quarterback who has earned the respect of many rival fans, unlike the coaches of bothe the basketball and football programs.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:55 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      SC, you don’t know anything. all you know is the two paragraphs that UL released. of course they aren’t going to release a statement that makes them look bad. Their statement says a lot of things that the allegations DID NOT say. this tells me that the allegations probably include ineligible players since they didn’t even bring it up.



    • scorpiocard
      11:02 am October 20, 2016 Permalink


    • The REAL Billy Hill
      11:07 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      I don’t click on anything that has “gocards” in the title. Sorry.

      I don’t want my computer to get a virus.



  6. InigoMontoya
    10:37 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    “…2 declined sex acts, and a partridge in a pear tree.”



  7. Kyblue34
    10:58 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    The NCAA is a complete joke! These allegations are very weak compared to what happened. Sounds like nothing will be vacated and McGee will be the only one punished.



  8. secrick
    11:01 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

    scropoicard, You must be awful proud of your school and your coaches . I would think you would be ashamed but like most card fans you would do anything to win. You have to be a small child that your parents haven’t had time to teach you morals but soon will i hope.



    • scorpiocard
      11:08 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Says the fan of one of the most corrupt athletic programs in the history of the NCAA

      You’re tied for 6th on the all time list.

      http://www.foxsports.com/other/story/schools-with-most-major-ncaa-infractions-092915

      Looks like we may catch up though.



    • scorpiocard
      11:08 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      And I went to UK, not U of L



    • scorpiocard
      11:14 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Sorry, tied for 5th on the all time list



    • J-Dub421
      11:29 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      SC, you’re ignoring all of U of L’s wrongdoing that isn’t NCAA related, like the embezzlement and misappropriation of funds by senior administration members, all the double dealing by President Ramsey and the U of L Foundation, etc.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      11:40 am October 20, 2016 Permalink

      scorpio likes his own comments.



    • ukgags86
      1:01 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Ummm, that would be tied for 14th scorpiocard. Please don’t admit to being a UK grad as your math skills clearly identify you as a card. If you need help, look at any sporting event that has a leaderboard. If you were in a golf tournament and finished 4 shots back, that doesn’t mean you finished tied for 5th if 13 other players (schools) finished in front of you. Complete idiot!



    • scorpiocard
      2:07 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      I guess math really is an inexact science lol

      If 6 majors violations is the 5th most that any school has ever gotten, and several schools have gotten 6 major violations, then those schools are tied for the 5th most major violations ever handed out…genius.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      2:12 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Fair.

      But UK is not as corrupt as the likes of Wisconsin, or Wichita State, Minnesota (although I think that should be updated due to Lil’ Ricky), or SMU, or Auburn. What sleazy corrupt schools!! Lol.
      Why don’t you got to their fan sites and talk shit to them?

      I wonder how many hired prostitutes for minors? Sex for children. Awesome.



    • scorpiocard
      2:24 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      @ J-Dub421

      I’m not ignoring anything. That stuff is not athletic related. If you want my opinion on that stuff, then okay…

      First, it has nothing to do with an athletic rivalry, so I don’t think any uk fans should be happy about the administrative and institutional problems at U of L

      Second, U of L is a state school, so that stuff hurts the entire state, not just U of L. That’s bad for every Kentuckian.

      Third, I hope some people go to prison over it.

      Forth, any uk fan that is happy about that stuff is a blazing idiot, because of the reasons mentioned first and second.

      And again, I attended uk, not U of L, but I am bothered by it for reasons that have NOTHING to do with sports.



    • scorpiocard
      2:29 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Billy I grew up a U of L fan, went to UK. But first and foremost I am a Kentuckian. I am not proud of the trouble EITHER school has gotten into over the years.

      Beyond that, this is all just rivalry BS for fun and games to me. Its sports and entertainment, not the important stuff in life, like raising my boy.

      A lot of people take this stuff way to seriously. Ironically, usually the ones who never have seen the inside of a classroom at either school.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      3:33 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Way to backtrack. You’re a little bitch. Go away.

      Oh, and its fourth, not forth.



    • J-Dub421
      3:45 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Of course I am bothered by it, employees of your university embezzled millions or our tax dollars. Several are already in jail, and more are very likely to end up there. You keep calling UK corrupt, but Louisville is committing actual real-world criminal violations, not just NCAA violations.

      Also, stop with your BS about UK fans not graduating from UK or college in general. I graduated from UK and every single one of my friends who are UK fans graduated from UK (10 people).



  9. DevilMayCare
    1:49 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

    Don’t you guys think that UofL should be investigated for hiring Chuck Smrt, a former NCAA compliance investigator? You gotta know his old cronies smoothed all this over for him – right? I’m disappointed at the weak idiotic obsessive slapdickness.



    • The REAL Billy Hill
      2:13 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      They are pretty sleazy.



    • CATandMONKEY
      2:29 pm October 20, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t trust anyone who has to buy a vowel just to have an actual surname.