Louisville’s men’s basketball program is definitely down in the dumps, as an alleged prostitution scandal that has rocked the Cardinals since the summer led to the administration self-imposing a postseason ban for this year.
Now, to add insult to injury, the book that made the house fall down is for sale in the campus bookstore, according to Renee Murphy of WHAS 11, Louisville’s local ABC affiliate.
Here is a look at 'Breaking Cardinal Rules' on the shelf at UofL bookstore.. pic.twitter.com/oJ1VZJQns9
— Renee Murphy (@JCPSRenee) February 20, 2016
Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen, written by local madame Katina Powell, details how former Louisville assistant Andre McGee paid for prostitutes and escorts to put on “private shows” for recruits visiting the school, as a means of enticing them to sign with the Cardinals.
McGee, who had since moved on to UMKC, resigned from his position with the Kangaroos as the story of the scandal grew, but Cardinals Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino has since remained unscathed.
Just the same, the fact that this book is being sold on campus is strange, and not exactly something that will help Louisville’s case as the NCAA’s investigation continues.
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