Athletic recruiting at the collegiate level is a kill or get killed environment. Only the strong survive. Between the pressure of having to tip-toe the line of what’s an NCAA infraction and what’s not, and the outside pressure from wealthy alumni, the recruiting cycle can bring down even the greatest of coaches. Sometimes you need an edge over the rest of the field — a certain wow factor that no other team can offer. Well, it turns out Louisville locked that xxx-factor down hard.
From ESPN’s Outside The Lines:
A book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” published this month by self-described former escort Katina Powell, 42, details nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes and other students named for Louisville men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino’s late brother-in-law. Powell, who first spoke to Indianapolis Business Journal Book Publishing, has said that McGee arranged the parties and paid her $10,000 for supplying dancers during the time period.
One former recruit has spoken out to add some validity to the story.
The former player who said he had sex with a dancer told Outside the Lines that McGee provided him with one-dollar bills to tip dancers and paid for one of the dancers to have sex with the player in a separate room.
Now THAT’S how you recruit. Forget the normal chit-chat you get on a normal college visit. If I’m a recruit, I want to be shown why that college is a step ahead of the rest. You want me to come to your school? Toss some free blow in my face, an escort who will go to downtown on my schlong, and leave me satisfied, covered in cum and cocaine..
[via ESPN’s Outside The Lines]
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