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 will update the story as additional information becomes available.

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Keith Poynter graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in May of 2011. While in law school, Keith studied Sports Law as well as other core curriculum. Prior to becoming an attorney, Keith worked in the insurance industry for 6 years, and was a police officer in both Kentucky and Tennessee for 6 years. As an avid sports fan, former basketball official and current youth sports coach, Keith is heavily involved in sports when not at work or with his family at the lake. Keith's diverse background makes him an excellent source for legal opinion about issues surrounding the sporting world. Whether the matter be criminal or contractual, Keith's unique experience and education allows him to offer insight that may be missed by the casual fan. Keith is available for commentary on any legal issues that may arise in the Kentuckiana area and will routinely post articles concerning local and national sports law topics.

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