According to a scathing ESPN "Outside the Lines" report, five former players and recruits admitted that they were indeed in attendance at sex parties where strippers were present, all masterminded by coach Andre McGee.

One of the former players said he had sex with a dancer after McGee paid her. Each of the players and recruits attended different parties at Billy Minardi Hall, where dancers, many of whom stripped naked, were present. Three of the five players said they attended parties as recruits and also when they played for Louisville.

The former player who had sex with a dancer told Outside the Lines that McGee provided him with one-dollar bills to tip dancers and paid for one of the dancers to have sex with the player in a separate room. One of the other former players, who said he attended the parties as a recruit and player, said McGee “would give us the money, just the recruits. A bunch of us were sitting there while they danced. Then the players left, and the recruits chose which one [of the dancers] they wanted.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino denies having any knowledge of the situation. On the other hand, the stripper who first came forward, Katina Powell, claims that McGee told her that Pitino knew of everything that was happening.

McGee is now an assistant at Missouri, but has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation into these alleged incidents continue.

By Glenn Erby


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