Calipari doesn’t think Pitino knew about escort allegations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari says he ”can’t believe” Louisville coach Rick Pitino would ”know anything” of an escort’s allegations that a former Cardinals basketball staff member hired strippers.

Calipari said during the Wildcats’ annual media day Wednesday he hasn’t reached out to his in-state counterpart and fellow Hall of Famer about accusations in Katina Powell’s book, ”Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.”

Powell alleges former Louisville staff member Andre McGee paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.

Pitino has denied knowledge of the activities in the book. Four separate investigations are looking into the allegations.