University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is under fire for alleged scandalous behavior between players, recruits, and their adult guardians with prostitutes. Prostitute/madam Katina Powell claims she brought multiple prostitutes into UofL’s Minardi Hall at the request of former director of basketball operations Andre McGee.
The salacious story is told in Powell’s book “Breaking Cardinal Rules.”
Also, CBS Sports quoted an unnamed source saying that Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle, a former Louisville recruit, acknowledged to the NCAA “the gist” of allegations of paid escorts.
Sports Illustrated blasted U of L for a creating what it claims is a hostile environment for women.
Some fans were not pleased with the interview, apparently unaware that Pitino and I talked the day before and I asked him whether he was thinking about resigning and other details that came out in the radio interview.
— Randy Bramel (@rbramel) October 9, 2015
— Bob Valvano (@espnVshow) October 9, 2015
Members of the media totally understood the validity of the questions and Rick Pitino’s wise choice to publicly stake out his turf after the Lyle revelation and Ramsey snub. My question about about the university president’s omission of support for his coach teed up a perfect response from the Hall of Famer.
Great job by @terrymeiners on the interview with Coach Pitino. Tough to ask the tough questions when you know the person so well.
— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) October 8, 2015
WHAS radio's @terrymeiners conducted a great interview with Rick Pitino. Asked some really tough questions.
— John Lewis WDRB (@JohnWDRB) October 8, 2015
Rick knows how to effectively deliver his message. He is hurt that someone under his employ would (allegedly) do something so reckless that it endangers the Louisville brand.
These rules are posted in the Cardinals practice facility.
Planners become winners. Don’t get lost in today’s story. Rick has already prepared for tomorrow and the day after while most people are dazzled by today.