NCAA Suspends Louisville Head Coach For Not Knowing About Sex Scandal

Men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware for years that a team assistant paid escorts to perform sex acts with recruits.
Posted at 3:26 PM, Jun 15, 2017

The NCAA has suspended Louisville's head men's basketball coach Rick Pitino –– not for orchestrating the team's infamous prostitution scandal but for not knowing about it.

The league found Andre McGee, a former operations director, spent years paying escorts to strip and perform sex acts with recruits and other team members.

Most of the incidents were at a campus dorm.

McGee won't be able to talk to basketball recruits for 10 years, and Pitino is also being penalized.

Pitino will be suspended for the first five conference games because the NCAA said he didn't monitor McGee. During that time, he can't have any contact with his team.

The NCAA says its penalty is consistent with similar cases where head coaches from Syracuse University and the University of Connecticut failed to monitor their staff.

The program itself will lose scholarships. And there's a chance the NCAA will take away Louisville's championship from the 2012-2013 season.