Report: Ex-Louisville recruit confirms escort allegations

The NCAA interviewed former Louisville commit JaQuan Lyle about allegations made in a book released last Friday.
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The NCAA is currently in the process of interviewing former Louisville Cardinals recruits about the allegations made in the book published last Friday entitled, “”Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.”

According to a report on Thursday morning from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, former Louisville commit and current Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle has spoken to NCAA investigators and has confirmed allegations of paid escorts provided to Louisville players and recruits during his visit to the campus in the summer of 2013.

Katina Powell, who co-authored the tell-all book, claims ex-Louisville staff member and current UMKC assistant coach Andre McGee repeatedly paid her to arrange for prostitutes to put on a “show” for players and recruits. Lyle's name was mentioned in the book.

McGee was put on administrative leave last Friday when the allegations surfaced.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said in a press conference on Friday that McGee denied the allegations.