On Thursday, the Louisville basketball program received its notice of allegations from the NCAA — which included four level one allegations against former and current coaches — in response to last year’s sex scandal.
According to the investigation, it was concluded that “impermissible inducements, offers and/or extra benefits in the form of adult entertainment, sex acts, and/or cash” were provided from assistant coach Andre McGee. The benefits reportedly were given to friends, recruits and AAU coaches.
Louisville has since responded to the claims.
It is important to note what is not being alleged. The NOA does not contain an allegation that Coach Pitino had knowledge of what took place in the dormitory. The NCAA does not allege a ‘lack of institutional control’ at Louisville, a very severe allegation. The NCAA does not allege that there was a ‘failure to monitor’ against the institution, also a severe allegation. The NCAA does not allege that Coach Pitino failed to ‘promote an atmosphere of compliance’, a serious allegation. The NOA does contain a narrower allegation – which we will dispute – that Coach Pitino failed to demonstrate that he monitored Mr. McGee.
The good news for Louisville is that there was no evidence of a “lack of institutional control.”
We will update you with more information as it becomes available.