Louisville basketball players and recruits said McGee paid for strippers to

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Louisville basketball players and recruits said McGee paid for strippers to attend nearly two dozen parties at the dorm from 2010-2014. Each of the players and recruits attended different parties. At those parties, the ESPN report says, there were dancers who stripped naked. (Martin, CNN) In October of this year, another lawsuit hit the surface when Adidas brand allegedly teamed up with the Louisville Men’s basketball team to bribe top recruits into joining the team. Receiving copious amounts of money and benefits would come with the joining of the team. The University then fired Head coach Rick Pitino due to the numerous occasions in which he plead unaware of the incidents, then and now. "Four years. A boatload of recruits. A boatload of dancers. Loud music. Alcohol. Security. Cameras. Basketball players who came in at will. You got players that are so loyal to Pitino. Who wouldn't be like, hey, you know, we got dancers and sex and all that going on? My thing is how could he not know?" (Powell, ESPN) The most recent incident of corruption occurred in September 2017 when news broke of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball scandal of various corruption and fraud charges including bribery, money laundering, and wire fraud. So far an FBI investigation has uncovered illegal activity resulting in the arrest and firing of college coaches, athletic directors and high profile
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Burke5 executives from apparel giant Adidas. As of today programs implicated in the scandal include Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, Miami (FL), Oklahoma State, South Carolina and USC. This scandal has also resulted in University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich both being fired and four NCAA coaches being indicted on corruption charges. Although Nike was not named in the scandal, the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), the grassroots basketball division of Nike was served a subpoena by federal investigators. (New York Times, 2017) In 2013, Rick Pitino and the Louisville cardinals faced off against John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA national championship. My family and I sat directly behind the Michigan bench cheering on my older brother, Trey Burke and the wolverines. The game was pretty intense to say the least. We were trailing by 3 points with 5:10 left to play. Louisville’s Peyton Siva went up for a shot and Trey blocked the ball. The referee called a foul on a clean block and the crowd went crazy. That crucial call literally changed the entire atmosphere in the gym. It deflated our team and we ended up going down by 10 points and losing the game. The call was never reviewed. For weeks, even months I thought about that game. I couldn’t believe the referee’s didn’t even bother to review the play. I remember being on social media seeing multiple pictures and videos of the block and how clean it was. People talked about it for weeks online and still do today. I’ve always believed we would have won that game if they hadn’t called that foul and I was sure in my mind that something was off about it. Although there is no proof of this I wonder often if the referee’s were paid off.
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  • Spring '13
  • StephanieChe
  • University of Louisville, Rick Pitino, Louisville Cardinals men's basketball

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