“It was like I was in a strip club.”
ESPN’s Outside the Lines dropped a nuclear bomb on the University of Louisville Tuesday morning, reporting that on-campus sexual escapades involving basketball recruits and escorts occurred from 2010 to 2014. According to OTL, five players said “they attended parties at a campus dorm that included strippers paid for by the team’s former graduate assistant coach, Andre McGee.”
OTL also interviewed a woman named Katina Powell, an escort who detailed her exploits with players in a book titled, Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.
Powell says McGee was the money man, asking which strippers would want to make extra money.
“He asked me, ‘Is there any girls that want to make extra money,’ pretty much a side deal with the players. … So I asked the girls and their eyes lit up like, ‘Well, yeah,'” Powell said. “… ‘Side deals’ were sex, and if they [the dancers] wanted to make extra money, that’s what the ‘side deal’ was, sex.”
“The recruit would pick out what girl he wanted. Andre would come to me, tell me what girl the recruit wanted, and I would tell the girl and she would say her price,” Powell said.