According to a report from ESPN on Friday afternoon, grand jury supoenas are being issued in the Louisville Cardinals basketball scandal. The scandal hit when a book from former escort Katina Powell alleged sexual favors were provided during recruiting visits.
The supoenas come from The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County, Kentucky, per John Barr of ESPN.com.
“We have received a subpoena at IBJ Book Publishing, and we are to appear [before the grand jury] November 5th,” publisher Patricia Keiffner said Friday.
Those reports were quickly backed up “Kentucky grand jury proceedings are secret, and Kentucky law prohibits anyone who has received a grand jury subpoena from commenting. However, as of this moment, Ms. Powell has not received any subpoena from the Commonwealth or any other government agency,” said Larry Wilder, Powell’s attorney.
However, the Kentucky grand jury would not issue a comment.
It will be interesting to see what comes of the scandal and supoenas, but Louisville head coach Rick Pitino continues to deny he knows of any wrongdoing and he has the full support of the school’s athletic director.
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