LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he saw ''nothing unusual'' during occasional visits to the dormitory where a former member of Pitino's men's basketball staff allegedly hired strippers for recruits and players.
Escort Katina Powell says Andre McGee paid her and other dancers $10,000 for 22 strip shows from 2010-14 at Billy Minardi Hall. Several investigations are ongoing, including ones by the NCAA, the university, campus police and the Commonwealth's attorney's office.
The coach said Tuesday on ESPN's ''Mike&Mike'' that he visited the dorm a few times a month during the season but generally relied on staffers such as McGee to monitor players' activities.
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Pitino reiterated he was unaware of any parties and hopes that the NCAA investigation ''comes up with the right answers, because it's puzzling to all of us.''