Shortly after 4:00 P.M. EST Yahoo columnist Pat Forde tweeted out the following:
“Y exclusive: Louisville investigating allegations in new book that former basketball staffer paid escorts to have sex with players, recruits”
Apparently, Forde received a copy of the new book, and his Twitter feed only mentions that it was penned by a madame. Further details that were released according to Forde were that the payments were made by former grad-assistant and Director of Basketball Operations, Andre McGee. (McGee is now an assistant basketball coach at the University of Missouri Kansas City.) Forde reports that the payments were said to have been made over a four year period, and totalled over $10,000.
For its part, the University of Louisville has released a statement saying they were “shocked to hear of the allegations” and they have retained Chuck Smart to investigate. As for timing of the release, it couldn’t be worse. U of L is hosting several top tier basketball recruits this weekend including T.J. Leaf and Andrew Jones for official visits, with D.J. Harvey and Davion Mitchell in for unofficials .
The Crunchzone.com will update the story as additional information becomes available.
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