Andre McGee, Katina Powell Not Indicted in Louisville Sex Scandal

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 25, 2017

FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino listens to a question during a press conference, in Louisville Ky. The NCAA accuses Louisville of providing impermissible benefits and breaches of conduct as a result of its investigation into an escort's book allegations that former men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with Cardinals recruits and players. The NCAA sent its' Notice of Official Allegations to the school and released it on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The governing body considers the breaches of conduct Level 1 infractions. The letter does not mention a lack of institutional control, considered the most serious violation, but says that Cardinals coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor McGee.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

A grand jury decided not to indict former Louisville assistant coach Andre McGee and former escort Katina Powell in connection to the sex scandal involving the Cardinals basketball team.

Per WDRB 41's Jason Riley, the Commonwealth Attorney's office in Louisville "determined there was not the 'legally required independent corroboration of the allegations' made in Powell’s book, Breaking Cardinal Rules to justify recommending an indictment."

In October 2015, John Barr and Jeff Goodman of ESPN's Outside the Lines reported five former Louisville basketball players and recruits said McGee paid for strippers to attend parties on campus from 2010-14. 

Powell's book also details "nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes and other students named for Louisville men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino's late brother-in-law," per Barr and Goodman. 

As a result of the allegations against the program, Louisville announced a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team during the 2015-16 season. 

Related

    Which Current College Hoops Coach Had the Best Game?

    Louisville Cardinals Basketball logo
    Louisville Cardinals Basketball

    Which Current College Hoops Coach Had the Best Game?

    NCAA.com
    via NCAA.com

    4-Star 2019 Guard Sturdivant Commits to USC

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    4-Star 2019 Guard Sturdivant Commits to USC

    CBB Today Staff
    via CBB Today

    Scandal Hasn't Slowed Recruiting for Louisville

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Scandal Hasn't Slowed Recruiting for Louisville

    Tim Sullivan
    via The Courier-Journal

    Watch: OK State HC Boynton Jump Out of a Plane

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Watch: OK State HC Boynton Jump Out of a Plane

    Rob Dauster
    via CollegeBasketballTalk