The NCAA decided that the University of Louisville's head basketball coach, Rick Pitino, will be suspended for five games following a sex scandal investigation. The men's basketball program is under fire because former basketball operations director, Andre McGee, apparently arranged for strippers and prostitutes to provide sex acts for athletes, prospective players, and other affiliates of the team.
In its decision, the NCAA says 17 people were involved and some of the prospects were minors. The sexual incidents took place for approximately three and a half years. According to Fox 59, the decision reflects the NCAA’s view that Pitino should have known about McGee’s activities. A former escort named Katina Powell discussed the college's sexual exploits in a 2015 book.
According to USA Today's Nicole Auerbach, Pitino's lawyer shared that he will appeal the decision in this statement:
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