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Escort claims former UofL staffer paid her to sleep with players

Get back.

Dropping a bomb here…

The University of Louisville is investigating claims that a former Rick Pitino staff member paid an escort to sleep with players and recruits.

According to Pat Forde, who broke the story, the woman is releasing a book and that book contains stories of sleeping with Louisville players for money. Andre McGee, the former UofL director of basketball operations, is the staff member who allegedly arranged and funded the sex with the Louisville-based madame. McGee played at Louisville from 2005-09, was a graduate assistant from 2010-12, and served as director of operations from 2012-14.

The book alleges this went on for four years and over $10,000.

Praying to all of the gods this story is true.

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*** UPDATE ***

Forde’s story is online and it’s juicy. The book, written by Katina Powell, is called “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” and if found true, UofL is in a sh** ton of trouble:

The book alleges that over a four-year period, Powell brought women into Billy Minardi Hall — the basketball dormitory on the Louisville campus that is named after Pitino’s late brother-in-law — through a side door to entertain players and recruits. Powell also says her dancers — which included her daughters — also entertained Louisville players at other locations off-campus. After the women danced for the players for an agreed-upon sum, Powell alleges that she would negotiate a second payment for the women to have sex with the athletes.

And then this:

The actions described in the book would appear to be both illegal and in violation of school and NCAA rules. If, as Powell alleges, players who were members of Louisville’s championship team received impermissible benefits that were provided by a staff member, the Cardinals’ title would seemingly be in jeopardy.

Powell said of that 2012-13 title team, “I felt like I was part of the recruitment team. A lot of them players went to Louisville because of me.”

THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

100 Comments for Escort claims former UofL staffer paid her to sleep with players



  1. SCCat
    4:46 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Ho’s and their book deals – gonna end up bringing eer’body down.



    • Katsrock
      5:13 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      You can bet Pattie Forde didn’t ‘break’ the story. That hack was no doubt given permission to mention it by Ratino after it was inevitable the book would come out.



    • Richard Petino
      5:31 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      These hoes ain’t loyal.



    • donald riddle
      9:48 am October 3, 2015 Permalink

      Something to think about. Which actors will play the roles in this block buster?



  2. Aint yo daddy
    4:52 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Don’t forget they paid for old dad too!!



  3. Now thats down right kinky : )
    4:56 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    a number of women–including Powell and three of her daughters–stripped
    and danced in front of the Louisville recruits and players–as well as
    performed sex acts with them”



    • The Loco Pollo
      5:00 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Possibly the most Louisville thing ever.



  4. OldandGrumpy
    4:57 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    #LICwhore



    • TOO FUNNY
      5:03 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      they are not whores…………..it is a business…they are called strippers. get it right : ) LOL



  5. Brow
    4:58 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Best thing I’ve heard all day. My only concern is uofl recruited about 10 players over those years that ended up here. Hope no ex UK players names are involved.



    • Dude
      5:06 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      It’s not about the kids – its about the UL STAFF paying for this.



  6. Please Be True
    4:58 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Please be true. I want to see Mr. 15 Seconds of Fame have to explain.



  7. Please Be True
    4:59 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Why you know Ricky P was right in the middle of this shiznit.



  8. Demarc Point
    4:59 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    So, is this a violation of NCAA rules or something?



  9. Math Major
    5:01 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Let’s see. That’s four years at $10,000 or $2,500 per year. There’s 14 players on the team, plus Pitino, so $2,500 divided by 15 would be $166 per year, per player, plus Pitino. Assuming each player, plus Pitino had a Ho once every other month….that would be 90 Hos total for all players, plus Pitino, for each year for four years. $2,500 divided into 90 Hos amounts to $27 per Ho per player, plus Pitino. Man, with that kind of schedule, Jurich must have a shuttle bus direct to Dixie Highway!



    • KT
      5:10 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Without knowing the specifics I would assume that the $10,000 was just what she made over that time frame. These would otherwise sound like REALLY cheap “escorts” to me although it is Louisville I guess so who knows.

      Ricky must have been like “how much per second?” Efficiency and frugality, that’s his motto.



    • Ol dad
      5:15 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      They paid for me to!!



    • KT
      9:28 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      True ol dad, Louisville is all about family.



    • Ccallin
      12:09 am October 3, 2015 Permalink

      Trying to get 5 star players with 2 star services!



  10. Edward Louis Severson
    5:02 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    While this sounds fun, as in Lil brother Uavel about to get dragged through the mud, if Rick Pitino is responsible, then it is likely he has done this before.

    Therefore, let us not throw rocks.

    For they may ‘Rick’ochet and tarnish our image.



  11. The Loco Pollo
    5:02 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    So, McGee goes down, Ricky P claims no knowledge this hooker sells like 50 copies of her book, and nothing really comes of this is my guess.

    The most shocking part is Forde reporting it (which also tells me that Louisville already has figured out how they escape any wrongdoing).



    • Just Say'n
      5:06 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      THIS ^^^ for sure!!



  12. Please Be True
    5:04 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, Demarc Point, it is a violation of lack of institutional control. You Know Man-Boobs Jurich was getting on the HO Train too. It’s a destination job you know.



    • Institutional Control
      7:05 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      This is indeed a lack of institutional control………of the “whole.”



    • CalvaryCatFan
      7:25 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Not to mention extra benefits.



  13. GatorCat
    5:04 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    So why would Forde break this on his butt buddy Rick? Try to get in front and control the story? He’s an even bigger attention whore than we thought?



    • KES
      5:42 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      NOOOOOO….this was VERY well thought out by Jurich and company. They KNEW the story was coming out, so they had Forde dump it on a friday afternoon the day after some nut kills a bunch of kids at a college. Have to give them their props! and they KNOW that forde will do damage control like only he can



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:37 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Well if minimal publicity was their intent, it didn’t work.



  14. twohosforadolla
    5:04 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Demarc, yes its a violation, because a coach paid for it…besides, what is wrong at UofL that the basketball players have to PAY for sex? Its not like the UoL are too classy or something.



  15. Somervillain
    5:05 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    I hope it is not true. It isn’t as much fun to pick on them when they are truly irrelevant.
    Case in point; Tennessee rivalry hasn’t been fun for awhile. And if UF starts to slide, I want the Cards to at least make games interesting.



    • Dave n Lex
      9:08 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      My lord KIDS, grow up already! This isn’t funny, even though your immature minds may think so. Louisville is IN Kentucky. When they look this bad, it makes KENTUCKY look bad. Drew, you love to throw stones, we all know that. But you are a very young man with years ahead of you (maybe) and I hope nothing terrible ever happens in your life or any of your family that might cause you lots of embarrassment. Grown up Drew, it’s time to put your toys away, and the sooner the better. Look up the word ‘compassion’, you never know when you may need it.



    • LMAO
      9:30 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      intheshadows, aka Dave N Lex, taking up for UL again….. smh.

      THIS IS HILARIOUS. Move along.



    • Beavis
      9:47 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      But Dave,,,,the Louisville fans like to spend their time telling everyone they are not actually part of Kentucky. They are apart from the state and don’t want to be thought of as “in Kentucky” For once I hope they are correct.



  16. Please Be True
    5:07 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Ricky P must have ticked off Forde. Forde must have been left off the HO Train.



  17. Ron Jurich
    5:08 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Since Rick has been here, we’ve also had a priest or two on the payroll to butt bless the bench.

    We need other powerful men in black and white (since we can’t have a ref on the bench).

    Rick has also been in touch with the vatican frequently; he’s pushing to get his favorite abbreviation, D, cannonizeds so that it his name will not be associated with STD’s ….but with ST. D’s.



  18. Please Be True
    5:09 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Drew you must be aware now. Jurich will have Masiello and his guys to rough you up. Just like Jurich used to do when Masiello was coaching at Loserville.



  19. Ed
    5:14 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Instead of praying this true, let’s pray for the individuals involved if indeed it is true. We are talking about people’s lives and this will have a real and lasting impact on them.

    I am a huge fan of college sports, but in the end no matter who these kids play for, they are just kids. And if our athletic departments are encouraging these high school kids to get involved in behaviors such as this, then that is a tragedy and should be treated as such.

    Don’t pray for Louisville sanctions. Instead pray for our young people in this nation – that they would develop into adults with character, principles, morals, and faith in their creator.



    • Fred
      5:22 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      LMAO!!!



    • KES
      5:39 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      WHAT? Are you insane?



    • Jason
      7:20 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Ed, thank you for bringing a sensible comment to this thread. I hope my alma mater UK stomps UofL by 50 in basketball and in football this year. Those will be great days. This news is not worth celebrating though- mostly because of the misguided young women and young men involved.



    • LMAO
      7:36 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah, its only the LEAD STORY on ESPN…… LOL



    • intheshadow
      9:12 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Thank you Ed. This is NOT funny or a laughing matter, except to children that do not understand the consequences. We should all hope that there is not an ounce of truth in any of it. For those of you that do not know or understand the word ‘compassion’, you need to look it up.



    • LMAO
      9:28 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      intheshadows, taking up for UL again….. smh.

      THIS IS HILARIOUS. Move along.



  20. Please Be True
    5:14 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    The Communists over at UofL’s State Run Media will try to have you taken off the air now.
    Guess the players were worried more about getting the D’s up instead of their L’s.



  21. Appomattox Troy
    5:16 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t like Louisville but, I hope it’s not true. At the end of the day it’s a blight in KY as a whole



    • BigO
      5:21 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Could not agree more. As much as some don’t like Rick his Jersey hangs in the Rafters at Rupp and is a big part of our history.



    • Fred
      5:22 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      LMAO!!!!



  22. Please Be True
    5:17 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Yep. I would say Forde is trying to control this story. The Turds will get away with this like everything else.



  23. jahanc2uky
    5:18 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Who is taking down banners?



  24. Please Be True
    5:20 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully Man-Boobs Jurich with his Moe Howard haircut will have to climb up a ladder and take down a banner or two.

    “Destination Job”



  25. Historian
    5:22 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    This shaping up to one of the best stories to ever break out of Louisville or at least since the Sypher episode



  26. Please Be True
    5:27 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, let us not forget. Ricky convinced a woman to have an abortion (murdered a human life). But it’s okay Ricky. It was only a 15 second mistake.



  27. Lol
    5:29 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Uofl only gets 4 star kids. This chick must have been bad at her job. Every top recruit that visits uofl ends up at Puke, Kansas or here. Makes me wonder if they are swinging and missing on good players, what are the elite schools doing to get these kids.



    • Uncle B.S.
      5:46 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Maybe them’s some mofugly hos.



    • catdaddyd
      7:15 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      If you saw her picture, you’d know why they aren’t getting the 5* recruits.



  28. Please Be True
    5:30 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    D’s up. L’s down baby.



  29. Troll Slayer
    5:32 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Where are all the UofL trolls that live on here at now? Hhahahahahahahalololololololololllllllllll!!!!!!!!



    • Reality
      5:49 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Could it be that there are no U of L trolls on here? Could it be that homers just accuse someone of being a troll if they something the homer disagrees with? No, never happens! What’s funny is that the homers never have anything good to post about their own program but break records posting when UL is mentioned! Must suck to get your only positives from another program.



    • Troll Slayer
      5:51 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Found one!!! Rough coupla months for your little program, eh? LMAO!!!



    • RockyMountainWildcat
      5:52 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Reality- You do realize that you just proved the point about trolls hanging around here, yes? I swear you Cards fans get dumber by the day, the crack and crown royal combo clearly is taking it’s toll.



    • UK Big Board Update
      5:52 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Cats Paw is back to defend her Tards!! Lol!!



  30. PrayIt'sTrue??
    5:40 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Stay classy Drew. If the story is true I’m pretty sure the person cheering and hoping that it did indeed happen is actually a notch below the folks who carried it out. For the record, I’m not too sure a woman who admittedly turned her daughters out can be counted on as reliable.



    • LMAO
      5:50 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      #L1CWhore!!!



    • PrayIt'sTrue??
      6:03 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      “Well if anyone thinks differently from me (you know the guy who thinks it’s funny if adults pay hookers to sleep with teenagers) he isn’t a UK fan.” Take a hike.



    • LMAO
      6:07 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Go cry somewhere else.



    • PrayIt'sTrue??
      6:34 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Not sure how any of that is crying but I need to stop grappling with swine anyway.



    • LMAO
      6:46 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Have a nice weekend. #L1CWhore 😉



    • catfanmike
      11:30 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      The pictures are going to crumble the cards…



  31. Catcasey
    5:57 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Apple didn’t fall far from the tree



  32. Louisville Integrity
    5:58 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Ever find that you have trouble ripping banners down from the rafters after you have been sanction by the NCAA? Ricky Three Stacks here for a new invention that will revolutionize the art of vacating wins and Final Four appearances. Velcro Banners. Velcro Banners are easy to apply, just take off the protective covering, stick to the back of the banner and to the front of the surface to hang the banner, and wallah! You have an easy to remove piece of history in case of NCAA sanctions meaning that Andre McGee, the prostitute loving director of basketball operations self were guilty as sin but Tom Jurich, wink wink, decided you were too good for business.

    No more cherry pickers, no more having to get the janitor to walk the cat walk. Just use the include free pole to grasp the bottom of the banner and gently tug to allow the vacated piece of cheating lore fall to the arena floor.

    Velcro Banners. Get yours today!



    • KT
      6:21 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      lmao. That’s awesome.



  33. Track Record
    6:00 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Listening to the press conference and Turtleneck Tom just said that Ricky wouldn’t condone this type of thing. AND….that Ricky has a terrific track record. Holy smokes folks!



    • KT
      6:24 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      By “track record” he probably was referring to his taste in classier girls like Ms. Sypher. Oh wait, saw her picture again, never-mind. That’s a ludicrous statement all around.



  34. UncleRon
    6:06 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    I hate to say it, but nothing will come of this… Consider the source.



    • LMAO
      6:08 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Who? Indiana University?



  35. Pitino
    6:19 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Just watch the recruits pile in now, beotches!



  36. leon singleton
    6:20 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    This is pale to what North Carolina done.



  37. WithinReason
    6:27 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    This is clearly not true. The University of Louisville would never condone such behavior and stands behind its long standing tradition of protecting women and common decency.



  38. Kyblue34
    6:28 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Not taking credit for this, but funniest thing I’ve heard is: Louisville First, Chlamydia Forever!



  39. Look at this!
    6:34 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Sounds like jurich is trying to distance himself from ricky!



  40. Patrick_Wren
    6:35 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Pitino at news conference: “This just sickens me.” Now he knows how the rest of the world felt during his….15 Seconds of Fame!



  41. rushman
    6:39 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    That is why U of L is called the Dirty Birds.



  42. MikeyLikesIt
    6:39 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Its times like these I wish there was a live podcast. The jokes for Matt & Drew would be endless.



  43. Just Say'n
    6:42 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    “Rick has a terrific track record”. Boy, these guys have some huge ethical and moral standards they go by!



  44. Gary long
    6:46 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Didn’t Kentucky’s basketball team and football team get the death penalty I think that’s right



    • LMAO
      6:48 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Have they had any titles vacated though? lol 😉 Have a nice weekend.



    • CalvaryCatFan
      7:37 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      Sorry. Not the death penalty. Check your facts.



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:40 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      No, neither ever received the ” death penalty “.



    • CATandMONKEY
      7:41 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      In Gary’s defense, ahem, facts ARE optional.



  45. Gary long
    6:58 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    They will



    • LMAO
      7:00 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      You keep praying buddy. 8 > 2



  46. Xander
    7:15 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    I hate to say it but I think Louisville is just the tip of the iceberg. I just hope Kentucky doesn’t have anything like this going on.



    • Brian
      7:17 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      C’mon, bro…..



    • CalvaryCatFan
      7:40 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

      I believe UK’s players get all they want for free. Coach don’t have to pay for it in Lex.



  47. UKALLDAY
    9:36 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    Those are some cheap hoes, only 10 grand over 4 years and you sell your daughters. This chick defines trash. The Louisville athletic program has a sex problem, I mean when does it end. Petrino, Patino, Mcgee, and all those names that are going to be in the book. Sad thing is I think I’m going to buy that crap just to check it out.



  48. mark w
    10:05 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    L’ville will probably get busted real quick on this one and yet with all the stuff in North Carolina program had going on with fake classes has quietly disappeared from media and they will get off with no punishment.



  49. ok-cats-computer
    11:31 pm October 2, 2015 Permalink

    If these allegations turn out to be true, there is no way that Pitino didn’t know about it. He has become a sleazy old man.