The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball program is at the center of an alleged scandal in which a former staffer allegedly hired escorts to lure recruits to commit to the program, but one former player in particular is vehemently denying being involved.
That player is former Cardinals star Terrence Williams, infamous for being a player who was a great wing in college but whose attitude didn’t get him very far in the NBA. In the book by local madam Katina Powell that details the allegations, titled “Breaking Cardinal Rules,” Williams is mentioned as having paid Powell $500 to have sex with two women.
Needless to say, Williams, who last played for Venezuelan team Gualqueríes de Margarita, vehemently denied the allegations to TMZ.
“I am not a part of that. To Louisville I am f**king Elvis Presley. So why would I pay anybody for anything?”
“Motherf**kers pay me for pictures and handshakes. And that’s not being cocky, ’cause I don’t play around with my blessing. I’m very honored to be in that position in Louisville. Louisville is the greatest city, the fans are great, Rick Pitino is great.”
“Nobody’s gonna pay attention to a b*tch searching for money. So you make up stuff, and you put out all these allegations. If my name’s on anything, provide proof.”
“At the end of the day when the smoke clears, she’s going to go to jail. You need to be put under the f**king jail. You need to be put in a black f**king hole in Langley.”
Well, that’s ONE way to deny your involvement, brash as it may be. Still, Williams’ words should still be taken with a grain of salt. We’re talking about a man whose attitude was supposedly so bad that the then-New Jersey Nets traded him to the Houston Rockets for practically nothing despite drafting him with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Given how he appears to have an inflated opinion of himself, especially during his college days, there’s no telling what really happened until the investigation is completed.
Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to NJ.com